Elroy George Borchers, 84
Elroy George Borchers, 84, of Cole Camp, formerly of Sedalia, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Good Samaritan Care Center, Cole Camp. He was born on June 2, 1931, on the family farm near Cheese Creek north of Cole Camp, a son of George and Mabel Marie (Graff) Borchers.
On December 29, 1951, at St. Patrick's Church in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Margaret Jean Askren, who preceded him in death on February 10, 2012. This union was blessed with the gift of three children: Mary, Daniel, and John.
Elroy worked for Safeway in Sedalia for 25 years, retiring as produce manager. He then was a custodian for 10 years with the Sedalia School District #200. He was married to Alice Brockman Balke on September 29, 2012, at St. John's Lutheran Church near Cole Camp.
He enjoyed antique cars, going fishing and goose hunting, and watching the Kansas City Chiefs football team.
He is survived by:
his wife Alice Borchers of the home;
his daughter, Mary Watkins of Sedalia;
two sons, Daniel Borchers and his wife Margaret of Sedalia and John Borchers and his wife Julie of Charleston, Nevis, West Indies;
two sisters, Dorothy White and her husband Bob of Sedalia and Ina Rash of Glenwood Springs, Colorado;
four grandchildren, Matthew (Melinda) Watkins, Marc (Emily) Watkins, Michael Watkins, and Jay (Alicia) Wilson; and
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Borchers, his parents, George and Mabel Borchers, and his sister, Opal Kastl.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Cole Camp, with Pastor Michael Boothby officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to St. John's Lutheran Church in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Watkins, Marc Watkins, Michael Watkins, Jay Wilson, Dennis Steele, and Paul Chancellor. Honorary pallbearer will be J. W. Twenter.