Obituaries

Norbert Borho

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held later this summer at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Norbert Borho, age 89, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

Posted 02/02/2017

He died on January 21, 2017 at Hospice in Dayton, Ohio. A separate announcement will be published prior to the service being held.

Interment at St. Edward’s Catholic Church Cemetery of Nekoma.

Norbert Borho was born in Nekoma on August 8, 1927, to Alex and Julia (Koehmstedt) Borho. He attended grade and high school in Nekoma, graduating in 1945.  Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and was on duty in the Philippines and the South Sea area.  After working in Fargo for a time, he returned to Nekoma, where he purchased the local store and tavern. He also did TV and small appliance repair work in the area. On June 12, 1970, he married Genevieve Dukart at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. After operating the grocery store in Nekoma for several years, he sold his business in Nekoma and then operated the B&G Store in Hampden. In 1983, the Borho family moved to West Plain, Missouri, where he did electrical drafting for Perennial Energy. After three years, the Borhos moved to DeFuniak Springs, Fla., where he worked at the Best Western Motel.  He also built a new home for his family, which is a lasting testimony to his master carpentry and design skills. At various times in his life, he traveled extensively in the U.S. as well as other countries, including Australia, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

Norbert is survived by two daughters and one son.His oldest daughter, Beth, lives in Dayton, Ohio with her husband Carlos and four children. Suzanne Borho lives in South Korea, and Todd Borho lives in Ecuador.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gen Borho, his parents, Alex and Julia Borho, and all ten of his siblings, Les, Cy, Geneva, Arnold, Jim, Fr. Charles, Fritz, and Jack, and a twin brother and sister who died in infancy.