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Thomas "Tom" Borgerding

February 14, 1934 — October 18, 2022

Melrose, Minnesota

Thomas "Tom" Borgerding

Thomas J. “Tom” Borgerding, age 88 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at his home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. Monday, October 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose with military honors provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11a.m. Monday at the church in Freeport. The Melrose Fire Department will pray at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Thomas Joseph Borgerding was born February 14, 1934 in Freeport, Minnesota to Ben and Theresa (Hoeschen) Borgerding. Tom served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” Dufner on July 19, 1958 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Tom worked with Oak Grove Dairy for 40 years as a home delivery driver and in retirement worked part-time at Ernie’s Jubilee and Coborn’s.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, American Legion Post 101, and the Melrose Fire Department. Tom enjoyed the lake life on Kings Lake, especially when it came to entertaining family and friends, fishing, and taking the pontoon for a ride.

Survivors include his children, Steve Borgerding of Melrose, Dan (Mary) Borgerding of Sauk Centre, Sandy (Ken) Yurczyk of Freeport, and Jeff (Revondalei) Borgerding of Plano, Texas; seven grandchildren, Shaun, Andrew, Kelsey, Jacob, Benjamin, Kallista, and Nicole; four great-grandchildren, Griffin, Eva, Amelia, and Gavin with two on the way; brothers and sisters, Bernice “Bae” Stroeing of St. Paul, Art (Nellie) Borgerding of Cold Spring, Jean (Frank) Osendorf of St. Joseph, and John (Darlene) Borgerding of Leesburg, Florida.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Borgerding on September 7, 2018; parents; brothers and sisters, Leo Borgerding, Alcuin “Al” Borgerding, Dolores “Lori” Ettel, Annella Ehlert, and infant brother, James Borgerding.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, October 23, 2022

2:00 - 5:00pm

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Monday, October 24, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

106 3rd Ave NE, Freeport, MN 56331

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, October 24, 2022

Starts at 11:00am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

106 3rd Ave NE, Freeport, MN 56331

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