Carl Leonard Borgstrom
Dec. 10, 1922 ó March 10, 2016
Carl Leonard Borgstrom, 93, of Dousman, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2016. Carl was born December 10, 1922, the oldest son of Andrew and Cecilia (Swensson) Borgstrom.
He grew up in Waukesha, graduating from Waukesha High School in 1941. Carl was a highly decorated U.S. veteran and received numerous awards and commendations. He served from November 1942 until December 1945 in the Army Air Corps. After his service during WWII, he spent the next 20 years in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, 32nd Division. He retired as a major in 1969.
He married the love of his life, Helen Geraldine Adams, of St. Louis, Missouri, on July 4th 1946. They were married for 58 years before Helenís passing on November 7, 2004. He was further preceded in death by his brothers Stanley and Clifford Borgstrom and great-granddaughter Sydney Havill.
Carl will be greatly missed. He is survived by his three children, Stephen (Lynn) Borgstrom of Dousman, Linda (Jerry) Weeden of Helenville and Terry (Terry) Snyder of Dousman. He is further survived by his beloved grandchildren Jamie (Melissa) Weeden, Jody (Stephan) Jordahl, Mattie Jo (Bryan) Horta, Angela (Mike) Garrow, Paul (Rori) Eilenfeldt and Jessica (Chris) Havill, and 17 precious great grandchildren, James, Christopher, Abby and Jordyn Weeden, Jolene, Nathan and Hudson Jordahl, Jake and Jesse Horta, Brianna Eilenfeldt, Taylor Steinhorst, Jasmine Buerger, Avery, Natalie and Charlotte Eilenfeldt, Savannah and Madison Havill.
Carl was a member of the American Legion Post 405 in Dousman, the DAV Post 5 of Waukesha and the Waukesha Motor Historical Association. He was also a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa.
Carl was a devoted family man who loved to travel, taking his family to many exciting places.
Our loss is truly heavenís gain.
A celebration of Carlís life will be on Saturday, March 19, at First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa, S37W35415, Highway D, Dousman, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service with military honors to follow.
It was Carlís wish that memorials in his honor go the First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa. He wants to contribute to the refurbishing of the bell system that was donated in his wifeís honor.
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. To receive this obituary, text 1597813 to 414301-6422.