Roger B. Borgerding, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis, Minnesota after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jim Maderak officiating and Rev. Jeremy Theis concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be at 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Roger Bernard Borgerding was born October 27, 1940 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Herman and Bernadine (Hoeschen) Borgerding. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School. On August 20, 1963, Roger was united in marriage to Caroline Veronica Schaefer at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. The couple farmed south of Sauk Centre and together raised their five children. Roger truly loved farming and after his retirement, he continued to spend many hours helping on the farm. In 2009, Roger and Carol moved from the farm to their home in Sauk Centre. When Roger had the time, he enjoyed fishing, gambling at the casinos, attending auctions, and playing cards. He tinkered on many of the auction winning bids and found great value in fixing his purchases.
Roger was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
Survivors include his five children, Brian (Mary) Borgerding of Sauk Centre, Scott (Kim) Borgerding of Melrose, Greg (Christy) Borgerding of Rogers, Brenda (Roger) Jensen of Holdingford, and Rod (Melanie) Borgerding of Coon Rapids; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice Sunderman of Grey Eagle, Ralph (Arlis) Borgerding of Sauk Centre, Carol Kramer of Chanhassen, and Arlene Fuchs of Elrosa; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Carol Borgerding on July 6, 2015; parents, Herman and Bernadine Borgerding; and sisters, Diane Barret and Joan Hieserich.