Obit: Borde, Barbara (1935 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Borde, Carl, Swann, Michener, Gulatz, Krystowiat

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/14/2012

Borde, Barbara (16 December 1935 - 13 November 2012)

Barbara Borde, 76, of Madison passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg.

She was born Dec. 16, 19356, in Albion, the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Carl) Borde. Barbara worked many years for the Dane County court system until her retirement in 2000. Barbara was a world traveler and an avid member of the Dairyland Walkers Club. She participated in frequent walks in the United States and globally and made many friends in doing so. She was happy to be able to complete the 2011 International Olympiad in Turkey, shortly after undergoing serious surgery. Barbara was a tireless volunteer for numerous organizations and a generous Red Cross blood donor. She loved antique furniture and was very accomplished at refinishing, upholstery and sewing. Barbara was a master gardener who took great joy in the beauty of flowers and the outdoors.

She is survived by a sister, Ellen (Clifford) Swann; a niece, Diane (Lon) Michener and her beloved grand nephew, Blake (Fiancée, Nicole Gulatz) Michener.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1021 Spaight Street, with Rev. Dustin Krystowiat officiating. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Avenue and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church Saturday. Private family interment was at Fassett Cemetery, Edgerton.

Her family wishes to thank the staff at Agrace and her many friends for supporting her during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Agrace Hospice or Carbone Cancer Center.

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