WAYNE BORRESON

w-borrenson-web-photo.jpgWayne Borreson, of Mora, died at his home on Wednesday, November 19, 2008. He was 62 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Calvary Lutheran Church of Mora.

Wayne L. Borreson was born on September 21, 1946 to Elvin and Louise (Hamre) Borreson in Yankton, South Dakota.

Wayne was the eldest growing up with his three brothers and one sister. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Wayne attended and graduated from Yankton Public Schools; Southern State Teacher’s College at Springfield, SD; and earned his masters degree from St. Cloud State University.

Wayne and Hazel Nelson were married at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton by Pastor Jacobson.

During the Vietnam War, Wayne proudly served in the U.S. Navy onboard the USS Navasota off the coast of Vietnam.

Wayne and Hazel were blessed with one daughter, Lisa. Together they lived in Yankton and Chamberlain, SD before moving to Mora in August of 1973. Wayne taught building trades for ten years at the Mora High School and was a boiler operator until he retired. Wayne was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as an usher and on the church council.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Eldon and Roy, aunt Mary Jane (Borreson) McHenry, sister-in-law Kathryn (Nelson) Tofte.

Wayne is survived by his wife Hazel, daughter and son-in-law Lisa K. and Patrick Donovan of St. Cloud, brother Terry (Ava) of Little Rock, Arkansas, sister Candace (Mike) James of Macks Creek, Missouri, many nieces, nephews, adopted family of Lenie and Tim Taggart of Hinckley, and many friends.

Wayne passed away on November 19, 2008 at his home that he had built, surrounded by love. He lived courageously with Huntington’s disease for many years and never complained. He loved his family very much and will be missed greatly. His family will take Wayne back to Yankton to the family plot at Bethlehem Cemetery for burial.

One guestbook entry for WAYNE BORRESON

  1. John Johnson November 26, 2008 at 7:23 pm #

    I never got the chance to thank him. As one of his students in Mora High School, he was patient with me and others. This allowed me to really understand what he was saying and enjoy the class. He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

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