Herbert (1883 - 1939)
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Surnames: Borck, Yoder, Coates, Miller
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/02/1939
Borck, Herbert (11 FEB 1883 - 29 JAN 1939)
Herbert Borck was born in the town of Charlestown, Calumet Co., Wis., Feb. 11th, 1883. He came to Thorp, Clark County with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borck, as an infant in the fall of the same year. The family settled on a farm in the town of Worden, which was then all virgin forest. As he grew up he helped his parents to clear and build up a beautiful farm. He lived there with them until they retired and moved to the village of Thorp in the fall of 1919.
He was employed by the Clark County Highway Commission for about eighteen years until the fall of 1937 when illness forced him to retire from actual labor. Last October he went to a hospital at Madison, Wis. for medical aid but failed to get much relief. On Jan. 20 he had an apoplectic stroke and pneumonia set in and cause his death Jan. 29th, 1939 at 3 o’clock a.m. His age was 55 years, 11 months and 18 days.
His father preceded him in death in 1926 and also a brother, Bertie, who died in 1910.
He leaves to mourn his death, his mother, Mrs. Tina Borck, two brothers, Arthur and Edward, both of Thorp, and four sisters, Mrs. Lily Yoder of Gilman, Wis., Mrs. Ella Coates of Thorp, Mrs. Margie Miller of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Alma Coates of Thorp.
Undertaker John G. Bogumill brought the body here from Madison on Sunday and it lay in state at the Bogumill Funeral Home where the funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. Jas. Irish officiated and interment took place in the East Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Wm. Darge, John Barth, Leo Fisher, Chas. Myrin, Alfred Burkardt and Frank Broeren.
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