The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie for Raymond A. Borchert, age 88, of Long Prairie who passed away Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Fr. Omar Guanchez will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Long Prairie.
Family and friends may call from 5-8 pm Thursday at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home – Stein Chapel, Long Prairie and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. The St. Mary’s Catholic Women will pray the rosary at 5 pm with parish prayers at 7 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Raymond Albert Borchert was born August 6, 1929 at Greenbush, Minnesota, the son of Albert and Mathilda (Reese) Borchert, Sr. He grew up near Greenbush and attended school there. He went to work for area farmers at an early age. In 1950 he entered the United States Army and served for two years. Raymond married Deloris Petron on December 1, 1952 in Evansville, Indiana. The family moved to a farm near Browerville. In 1962 the family moved to Long Prairie, where Raymond farmed and worked at Central Bi-Products for 29 years, retiring in 1991. He continued to farm until selling the farm in 2015.
Raymond was a member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie. He enjoyed playing cards, horseshoes, and visiting with friends and family. Nothing however, gave him greater joy in life than working on his farm and watching his crops grow.
Raymond is survived by his wife and best friend of 65 years, Deloris, Long Prairie; his children, Debra (Ralph) Kjeldergaard, Long Prairie, Lynette (Craig Colter) Eby, Stacy, MN, Delrae (Alan) Mensen, Browerville, Sandra Hodge, Long Prairie, and Clifford (Eileen) Borchert, Waseca, MN; siblings, Betty (Forest) Hawkins, Kentucky, Beverly (Don) Charles, Cardwell, MT, Henry (Ione) Borchert, Long Prairie, Geraldine Hillmer, St. Cloud, and Jeanette Mueller, Burtrum, MN; also 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, an many relatives too numerous to name.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant grandson, great-grandson, sisters Marion George, and Bernadette Mechels, and brothers Joseph and Albert Borchert.