Mark A. Borley, 96, left this world on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, to join the Lord in the new world of everlasting peace. He was born May 29, 1923, to the late Joseph and Julia (Dantinne) Borley. He proudly served his country during WWII with the United States Navy. While on tour he was stationed in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Tawasa. Following his Military Service on August 28, 1946, he married his sweety, Dorothy Delongville and they shared 73.5 loving years together. In his younger years he was the service manager in the Lincoln Mercury garage and at Bark River Culvert & Equip. Co. Mark was a past President of the Catholic Knights. He loved to help people in anyway and took pride in volunteering whenever he was able. Mark loved to spend time at his cottage at Grindle Lake. He always said if heaven is like up North, he is ready any time. His greatest joy in life was his family and his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have many loving memories of the wonderful man that Mark was, and he will be greatly missed by all. Faith was very important to him and he was an active member at St. Bernard’s Parish for many years.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy; his children: Alan (Sally) Borley; Bruce (Jean) Borley; Stephen (Gayla) Borley; and Susan (Dan) Lind; grandchildren: Scott (Jen) Borley; Tracy (Roger) Devos; Ryan (Kerri) Borley; Jason (Amy) Borley; Alissa (Chris) Vanden Hoven; Shannon (Andy) Reyment; Kyle Borley; Eric Borley; Jordan (Becca) Lind; Taylor (Jesy) Lind; great-grandchildren: Spencer, Parker, Carter, Madelyn, Trenton, Xavier, Jadon, Noah, Drew, Owen, Olivia, Easton, Jace, and Croix; brother, Leo Borley; sister-in-law, Verna Borley; along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Mark was preceded in death by his son, Mike Borley; along with his brothers.
Friends may gather at Proko-Wall Funeral Home on Monday, February 24, 2020, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish Wake Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 9:30 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Mark Vander Steeg will preside. Entombment will be at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital, for all their care and compassion for Mark and his family.