THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lois L. Borkowski
Lois L. (Strom) Borkowski, 88, of Marinette passed away peacefully on her birthday, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Rennes Health Center-West in Peshtigo.
Born October 29, 1929 in Oconto to Carl and Ruth Strom, she was the fifth of ten children in her family. Lois married Robert Harold Borkowski on May 10, 1947. They resided in Pound and Peshtigo before moving to their home on Highway 64 near Marinette. He preceded her in death on August 21, 2005.
In her early years Lois worked at the former A&W Restaurant and at the M&M Box Company. She was a devoted wife and mother, staying at home to care for her family.
Lois enjoyed spending time with her family and shared her husband's interests in following the Green Bay Packers and snowmobiling in the winter. She was a longtime and active member of First Trinity Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and belonged to the Mary Martha Society.
Lois is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Larry) Lambie of Seymour, Wis. and Karen (Jeff) LaCanne and Bonni (Bruce) LaCanne, both of Menominee; one son, Richard (Avis) Borkowski of Marinette; thirteen grandchildren, Laurie (Tim) Wagner, Diane (Brian) Radmer, Larry (Cathy) Lambie, Keith (Julianna) Lambie, Jonathan Lambie, Daniel (Kerry) Etersky, Cathy (Jay) Jenquin, Adam LaCanne, Kimberly (Nick) Brukardt, Matthew (Tracy) LaCanne, Jennifer LaCanne, Richard (Bobbie) Borkowski, Jr. and Carrie (Casey) Longtine and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three infant children, Judith, Kenneth and a baby boy and a grandson, Bradley.
Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation continued at First Trinity Lutheran Church after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church with the Rev. Christian Eisenbeis officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Lois's family extends a special thank you to the caring staff at Rennes Health Center-West for their many kindnesses.