Obituary for John Van Dyke Borgmann, Jr
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John Van Dyke Borgmann, Jr

February 27, 1939 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 81)

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October 18, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
200 S. 5th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701

Mass of Christian Burial
October 19, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Norfolk
2300 W. Madison Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

October 19, 2020

2:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
547th Avenue
Osmond, NE 68765

Christian funeral services for John Van Dyke Borgmann, Jr., 81, of Norfolk, will be as follows: A visitation will be held Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk, followed by a prayer vigil with rosary. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 19, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Burial will be also be held Monday, October 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Osmond, NE.

John was born on February 27, 1939, in Osmond to John and Adeline (Schilling) Borgmann.  He attended District 70 in Pierce County, St. Mary’s grade school in Osmond, and graduated from Osmond High School in 1956.

John and Bette Callow were married at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Plainview on December 27, 1958. They were blessed with seven children.

John was a specialized machinist and started his own business; John’s Automotive Machine.  He later worked in the machine shops at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Sioux City and at NAPA Auto in Neligh.

After Bette’s death in 2000, he married Marie Aase on July 7, 2007, in Norfolk.

John was a kind, patient man…maybe he had to be with helping raise 7 kids. John loved hearing and sharing a good joke, especially those in the Reader’s Digest. His smile, laughter, and hugs will be truly missed. Through the years John enjoyed racing stock cars and attending stock car races. He loved reading western novels, especially those written by Louis L’Amour.  John was also an accomplished singer and enjoyed Country Music, square dancing, playing the banjo and harmonica. 

John is survived by his wife, Marie and his children and their spouses: Jerry (Tammie) Borgmann of Stanton; Julie Baxter of Jacksonville, AL; Anita (Bob) Stange of Osmond; Jennie Tuatoo of Roseville, CA; Andrea Borgmann of Norfolk; Tim Borgmann of Tulsa, OK; step children: Todd Aase of Las Vegas, NV; Sandy (Paul) Duncan of Norfolk; and Dave Aase of Norfolk.  John is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren and 2 step great-great-grandchildren; his siblings:  Jane Ruterbories; Liz Wattier;  Peg (Dave) Timmer-Kathol; Steve (Beth) Borgmann; Bill Borgmann; Brian (Gail) Borgmann; Barb (Bob) Schreiber; and Marian Borgmann-Inqwersen; numerous in-laws; and several very special nieces and nephews.

John was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Bette, daughter Angie Borgmann, son-in-law W.L. Threats, brother Joe Borgmann, sister Enid Cederlind, sisters-in-law Diane Borgmann and Marie Anderson, brother-in-law Francis Ruterbories, Marie's sister and husband Judy and Larry Beckman.

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