John James Borgstrom
John James Borgstrom was born on Saturday, March 3rd, 1951, to J. Valerian and Maebert (Nelson) Borgstrom, followed by his sister LuAnn, brother Mark, and baby sister Debbie. After graduation from Little River High School in 1969, he continued to help farm the family homestead with his dad, while also attending Salina Area Vo-Tech for a certification in electronics.
He married the love of his life, Susie, on August 11th, 1978, in Hill City, Kansas, and they had four kids, Anna, Ash, Holly, and Gabe. As a life-long resident of rural Windom, and an active and faithful member of the Andover Lutheran Church, John was well-loved. He made many friends with co-workers and co-volunteers throughout his life.
John's joy was his family. John and Susie and the kids all remained close; even after John became paralyzed in December of 2020, his family visited him in the hospital nearly every day. John James Borgstrom left this world peacefully on Sunday, July 25th, 2021, at Hillsboro Community Hospital, and leaves a legacy of love behind: wife, Susie; children, Anna and Tony Borders, Ash and Kristen Borgstrom, Holly Borgstrom and fiancé Lucas Roberts, Gabe Borgstrom; grandchildren, Kora Jo Borders and Reagan and Wesley Bessette, great-grandchildren, Octavia Jo Bessette; siblings, LuAnn and Doug Kogler, Mark Borgstrom and Julie Reichman, and Debbie Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Bruce Adams. He will be missed by too many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends to list.
Visitation will be held at Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson on Thursday, July 29th, 2021, from 4-7pm. A Memorial Service will take place at Andover Lutheran Church, Windom, KS, on Monday, August 2nd at 10am, with graveside ceremony at Andover Cemetery and potluck meal in the church basement to follow. The family invites everyone to wear red in John's honor.
Memorials can be designated either to Andover Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Hillsboro Community Hospital in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.
Posted online on July 27, 2021