The Belleville News-Democrat 2/5/2008 - 2/6/2008.
Donald L. Borger, 77, of Red Bud, Ill., born March 4, 1930, in Freeburg,
Ill., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Borger was a retired reclamation foreman for Peabody Coal Company,
where he worked for more than 35 years. He was a 22-year member of the
United Mine Workers of America. Donald played minor league baseball for
both the New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox. He also played for the
Belleville Edwards and the Freeburg Entries in the Mon-Clair Baseball
He was a longtime member of the Freeburg Volunteer Fire Department. He
was also a member of the Freeburg Sportsman's Club; American Legion Freeburg
Post 550; and VFW Freeburg Post 7074. Mr. Borger was a U.S. Army Korean
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sabra Janet, nee Wild, Borger whom
he married Nov. 18, 1950, and who died Nov. 7, 2001; his parents, Clemens
L. and Marguerite, nee Brueggemann, Borger; and a brother, Richard Borger,
He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Philip L. (Lauren) Borger of
Freeburg, Ill., Paul L. (Deborah) Borger of Red Bud, Ill., and Sabra Suzanne
Blumhorst of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas; eight grandchildren, Brent (Jody)
Borger, Brock (Samantha) Borger, Stephenie Borger, Joshua (Kirsten) Borger,
Amanda (Lee) Braun, Sabra E. Blumhorst (Josh Curl), Andrea L. (Gerald)
Ramos, and Brooke L. Blumhorst; six great-grandchildren, Hunter Borger,
Haleigh Borger, Jenna Borger, Tanis Borger, Madison Braun, and Chase Ramos;
a brother, Robert C. (Marilyn) Borger of Freeburg, Ill.; a sister, Doris
M. (Lavern) Smith of Freeburg, Ill.; and a brother-in-law, Dale E. (Audrey)
Wild Sr. of Leasburg, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences may
be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at George Renner &
Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, Ill.
services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at George Renner
& Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, Ill., with the Rev. Douglas Stewart
officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Freeburg, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER &
SONS FUNERAL HOME, Freeburg, Ill.