Goshen News, Goshen, IN


October 19, 2013

Herb Borkholder

Aug. 27, 1958-Oct. 18, 2013

Herb Borkholder

Aug. 27, 1958-Oct. 18, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA — Herb Borkholder, 55, died at 1 a.m. Friday at his residence after a two year battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1958 in Douglas County, Ill., to Roman and Bertha (Miller) Borkholder.

On May 15, 1980 in Shipshewana, he married LaVera Yoder, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Jeana Borkholder of Columbus, Ohio, Judi (Norm) Bontreger of Goshen, Cheri Borkholder (special friend, Anthony Faucett) and Cara Borkholder both of Shipshewana; a son, James (Viviane) Borkholder of Middlebury; five grandchildren, Carson, Kelsi, Jakoby and Jaxon Bontreger and Augustine Borkholder; two sisters, Ruby Borkholder and Judy (Howard) Diener both of Arthur, Ill.; three brothers, Mervin (Wilma) Borkholder of Bloomington, Ill., John (Susan) Borkholder of Nappanee, and Lynn Borkholder of Arcola, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Herb was a very social person and loved serving and spending time with God, family and friends. He was a very active member and elder of the Marion Mennonite Church. He enjoyed sports and was known for his ability to quote verses from the Bible. He was often called a “Walking Bible.”

Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway East Goshen.

Family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. Monday at Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen, for a graveside service prior to the 10:30 a.m. celebration of life service at Maple City Chapel. Services will be conducted by the Revs. Ron and Char Roth.

Memorials may be given to the building fund for Marion Mennonite Church.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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