Obit: Borton, Mercedes Charlotte (1926 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Borton, Schmidt, Maier, Chicone, Sterling, Birtzer, Lane, Sonnentag, Conrow

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/2012

Borton, Mercedes Charlotte (16 January 1926 - 10 October 2012)

Mercedes Charlotte Borton, 86, of Eau Claire, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Mercedes was born on January 16, 1926, in Thorp, WI, to John and Helen (Schmidt) Maier. She graduated from Thorp high School and attended Eau Claire Technical College for one year. After graduation she went to Milwaukee to work for Benson Optical Company. She then came home to Thorp to aid her family. She later continued her career in Eau Claire in the optical business at Benson’s Optical. Mercedes would be best remembered as an employee at Wally’s Swiss Chalet where she worked for over 30 years, until retiring.

Mercedes married Donald Borton on November 23, 1946, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Eau Claire. Together they raised six children. She very much loved her children, grandchildren, the Green Bay Packers, and the many friends she made.

Mercedes is survived by her children: Donna (James) Chicone of Woodbury, MN, Kathy sterling (Richard) Birtzer of Minong, WI, Mick Borton of Lake Hallie, WI, Sally (Larry) Lane of Fall Creek, WI, Donald (Lauri) Borton of Eau Claire, and Patrick Borton of eau Claire; a sister, Marge Sonnentag of Thorp; brothers: Norman (Mary) Maier of Madison, WI, John Maier of Milwaukee, and Kenneth (Peg) Maier of Green Bay, WI; 13 grandchildren and 17 great -grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald; brothers: Leonard, Gerald, Edmund; son-in-law, Albert Sterling; and daughter-in-law, Cathy Conrow-Borton.

The funeral service for Mercedes was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Smith Funeral Chapel, Eau Claire. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

A burial service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012; at Sacred heart Cemetery, Eau Claire.



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