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Anton "Tony" George Borchardt

December 24, 1933 — January 25, 2018

Anton "Tony" George Borchardt passed away on January 25, 2018 at the age of 84 at Northern Pines Assisted Living in Pine City.

He was born in Wauwatosa, WI to George and Ellen Borchardt. He attended school and graduated from Johnson High School, then married his high school sweetheart Avis Baxter and enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He proudly served his country on active duty for four years and then for 30 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Master Sgt. Tony was a proud retiree, often spending time at the American Legion and VFW. Tony loved his country and taught  a strong work ethic to his family because of what the military had taught him.

Tony and Avis made their home in Maplewood, MN raising their two daughters. He worked as a Master Journeyman and retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Union after 30 years. Upon retirement he and Avis made their home in Pine City on Cross Lake in their cabin that they had built earlier in life with Grandpa Carl. As the family grew many great memories were made on the lake. Tony enjoyed having his family visit him on the lake for pontoon rides and meals on the lake. He looked forward to seeing his grand kids so he could make sure "they are doing what they are supposed to". He was a strong supporter of the MN Vikings. Often making bets with his grandsons. Enjoyed watching them on Sundays with family and the many treats and meals that followed.

In his time at Northern Pines he was known for his humor and kindness to others. He loved when his family visited him and especially liked when Cece would arrive with her huge smile and warm hugs. Tony also was a dog lover and enjoyed when the grand dogs came to see him. Tony also enjoyed spending time at the Pine City Senior Center and visiting with friends at Wal-Mart. Grandpa Tony will be dearly missed by his family but will be in heaven with his beloved wife Avis of 61 years.

Tony is survived by his daughters Amy (Todd) Hollenkamp and Adele (Mark) Hepburn all of Pine City; grandchildren: Aaron (Alison) Hepburn, Andrea (Zeke) Vanderberg, Rachele Hepburn, Brady Hepburn, Shaun Hollenkamp and Jaclyn Hollenkamp; great-granddaughters Cecelia and Evalyn Hepburn; other relatives and friends.

Anton is preceded in death by his wife Avis Borchardt and his parents George and Ellen Borchardt.

Pastor Rob Spahr will officiate funeral services for Anton: 10:30 AM Thursday, February 1, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Pine City, Minnesota.  A time for visitation and reviewal is planned for 9:30-10:30 AM prior to the service at the church.  The interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Minnesota.   www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

 

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Visitation

Thursday, February 1, 2018

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

405 Main St S, Pine City, MN 55063

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

405 Main St S, Pine City, MN 55063

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