Don D. Borchers, 70, of Blackburn, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at St. Paul 's United Church of Christ in Blackburn. Rev. Glenn Nowack will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:30 to 12:45 Monday at the church with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 12:45 p.m. Pallbearers will be Dean Coats, Freddie Falls, Chester Nolte, Denis Boland, Larry Bargfrede and Dr. Robert Pemberton. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Meyer, Roger Steffens, Jerry Nienhiser and Kenneth Fricke. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul 's United Church of Christ Church Camp Scholarship, family choice or Blackburn tennis courts c/o Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall . Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 29, 1937, in Blackburn, he was the son of the late George William Borchers and Janie Tice Borchers. On Nov. 10, 1962, he married Elsie Brunkhorst Rader, who survives of the home. He had lived in Blackburn his entire life and had been a farmer since 1970. He was self-employed as a truck driver for 22 years, worked in sales at Parkhurst Manufacturing, was manager/supervisor at Casey's and retired after 10 years of service as a salesperson for Lafayette County Truck and Tractor in Higginsville. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Blackburn, Barbee Lodge No. 217 in Sweet Springs, Order of the Eastern Star No. 90 in Sweet Springs, The Scottish Rite and Ararat Shrine in Kansas City.
Additional survivors include four daughters, Pamela Bock of Blackburn, Connie Borchers of Blackburn, Sandra Harden of Lexington and Gloria Gillen of Independence; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean Borchers of Blackburn; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, H.T. "Buddy" Borchers; two sisters, Janie Sassmann and Catherine Steffens; one niece; and two nephews.