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Robert L. Bornfleth

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Robert Leslie Bornfleth, 89 of Columbus, Wisc. (formerly of Rochester) was born on November 29, 1922, in Jordan Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to Ernest and Isadora (Briggs) Bornfleth. He died on August 29, 2012, at the Larson Home in Columbus, Wisc. Robert attended school at district 99. He married Ida Crowson and later divorced in 1952. He married Anna “Anne” Rupkalvis Edwards on May 16, 1953.He worked as a farm mechanic, truck driver and opened his own small engine sales and service for several years. His shop was located at the Northgate Shopping Center. He also worked for Custodial Services for Mayo Clinic for 20 years until his retirement.

Robert loved to fish and spend time camping and boating. After retirement, he and his wife spent their winters in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas near Weslaco. He was active in the park activities and enjoyed shuffleboard, playing cards and the Christian Fellowship in the park. Robert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester serving on the finance committee. He also was a past member of the Men’s Club and Camping Club.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Karen (John) Degroot of Fall River, WI and Deanne (Tom) Booth of Reeseville, WI; his son, Robert Bornfleth of Muskogee, OK and his step-daughter, Sharon (Ronald) Stockfleth of Rochester, MN; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna in 2006, his parents and one brother, Wayne.

Memorials can be directed to Trintiy Lutheran Church or Mayo Clinic for research.

A Memorial Service for Robert L. Bornfleth, was Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. William Otte officiating. Burial of his cremated remains were at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield, Minn.

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