AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
David Borg, of McGrath, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. He was 69 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Isle.
VISITATION will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
David Lawrence Borg passed away suddenly at the age of 69, on Monday, January 27, 2020, at his Arizona home due to cardiac arrest.
David was a devoted husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 47 years, Sherri; daughter, Angela (Pete) Jelsma; son, Jonathan (Jodi) Borg; daughter, Katharine Borg; grandchildren, Isaiah, Ethan, and Noah Borg; sisters, Lois Byrd and Carol Jean (Chris) Avent; brother, Randy (Elaine) Borg; sisters-in law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and a nephew.
David was born January 24, 1951, to Victor L. Borg and Opal A. (Bertilson) Borg in St. James, Minnesota. His family moved to McGrath when he was five years old, and this is where he lived the majority of his life, with a few years in the Twin Cities, Mora, and his lake home in Aitkin. As a young boy, Dave had a great imagination and could be quite stubborn. He had two imaginary friends, Pawny and Kloogie, who were his playmates along with his siblings. He was always coming up with new inventions, one of them was a plane made out of 2×4’s, with his sister, Carol Jean, as the ‘motor.’ A fun childhood memory Dave liked to tell was how he would try to stay home from school because “he couldn’t find his shoe or a belt.” The bus driver eventually had to bribe him with candy bars to get him to school. After graduating from McGrath High School in 1969, he became an electrician in Mora and the Twin Cities. He eventually started his own business, “B” Electric, and then finished his career at Blue Water Yachts.
He is preceded in death by his father, Victor L. Borg and mother, Opal A. Borg. Dave was definitely his father’s son, and inherited his gentle and soft spoken spirit. This was evident through the love and patience he showed his family. He was a kind hearted Grandpa to his three grandsons and was so proud they will carry on the Borg name.
Dave had many hobbies; cooking for friends and family, baking treats, being a handyman, and fishing. His favorite time to act as chef was at the White Pine Show each Labor Day weekend. He enjoyed being a host and gathering people together over the dinner table. He liked to bake treats (chocolate chip cookies, candy turtles, etc.) for any occasion; Christmas, birthdays, or just a Saturday. He was very talented with his tools and did creative (and often heavy!) woodworking. He built both their family home in McGrath and their cabin in Aitkin, and handcrafted log beds, adirondack chairs, Paul Bunyan statues, and much more. He loved playing music, whether he was DJ-ing as Mr. Music Man or playing drums with one of his bands. He provided music for so many special occasions, from his wife’s 13th birthday party to his childrens’ weddings. Typically a quiet and conservative guy, Dave took on a different personality when he had a microphone in his hand! No story or memory he had of you was off limits, and he would good-naturedly embarrass or tease everyone. Anyone who knew Dave knew how much he looked forward to the 4th of July each year. It was important to him to support and celebrate his hometown, and even during a thunderstorm would say, “It never rains in McGrath on the 4th of July.”