THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wesley G. Borchert
Issue Date: May 17, 2018
Wesley Glynn Borchert, 91, of Little River, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Woodland Villages in Oconto.
Born June 18, 1926 in the Town of Little River, to the late George and Frances (Pasterski) Borchert, he married Violet O'Kon on Sept. 21, 1946.
He served in the United States Coast Guard from June 17, 1943 to Feb. 1, 1946 during World War II on the USS Muskogee PF-49 in the north and south Pacific. He was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class.
They farmed in the Town of Little River from when they were married until 1986. He also drove bus for Jim Lane for 30 years and then worked at Bond Pickle Co. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Marinette.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Borchert, Oconto; a daughter, Yvonne Banach, Peshtigo; two sons, Howard (Paulette) Borchert, Arkansas and Raymond (Karen) Borchert, Oconto; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; four brothers and four sisters.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home in Oconto from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14. Visitation continued at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Michael Mathey officiated with burial in Evergreen Cemetery with Military Rites by all Oconto Veteran Organizations.