Raymond Borkowski

Raymond C. Borkowski, 93 of Britt, formerly of Leland, died peacefully, Saturday, Sept. 18 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.

Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Jefferson Cemetery. Military Honors will be performed by the Jefferson American Legion Post #11. Please bring a lawn chair if you would like to attend. 

Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Schott Funeral Chapel in Forest City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Raymond Borkowski memorial fund in care of the family.

Raymond C. Borkowski was born May 23, 1928 in Manning, the son of Roy Carl and Julia Johanna (Friedrichsen) Borkowski. He entered into the United States Army and served during the Korean War, he was awarded the Purple Heart and was honorably discharged. He was married to Barbara Jean McCormack on Jan. 23, 1954 in Scranton. 

Ray worked for the Stockyards in Rutland and the COOP Elevator in Ottosen before moving to Forest City in 1972 where he worked at the Forest City Elevator and then the Forest City Hospital in the maintenance department until retirement.

Ray and his wife Barb moved to Leland in 2010 and he has spent his last four years at the Westview Care Center in Britt.

Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia (James) Powers of Garner, and grandsons, Cory Lee Powers of Garner, Brian Lewis Powers of Britt, and Jeremy Jon Powers of Boise, ID and brother, Russell Borkowski of Climbing Hill.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Jean (2021); brothers, Merle, LaVerne and Allen Borkowski and sister, Florence Fister.

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