Mildred Borne


Mildred Pauline Borne, 84, of Dodgeville died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Upland Hills Nursing & Rehab Center on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Mildred was born on Dec. 7, 1928 in Cazenovia, to Herbert and Katherine Hanko. She married the late Harry Borne on June 24, 1950, in Dodgeville, where they went on to raise their twelve children. Mildred worked many different jobs within the Dodgeville area, most recently at Lands’ End, but the most important job she held was caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some of her favorite things she enjoyed were crafting, garage sales, shopping, and her many cups of coffee, but her most cherished times were spent with her family. Millie touched many lives along her journey. Her front porch and home were just like her heart—always open to family and friends.

Mildred is survived by her children, Jeff (Kris) Borne, Kris Halverson, Michael (Becky) Borne, Randy (Lisa) Borne, Steve (Chris) Borne, Jill (Joe) Bartman, Brian (Beth) Borne, Tracy (John) Sanders, Bill (Angie) Borne, Mary (John) Crook, Allison (Collin) Woodward, all of Dodgeville; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law and a very special family friend, George Wallenkamp, who was engaged to Vicki Borne.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Borne; her daughter Vicki Borne; her parents Herbert and Katherine Hanko; her brothers, Don Hanko, Robert Hanko and Harold Hanko; and her in-laws, Harry and Marilla Borne.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Grace Lutheran Church in Dodgeville. Rev. Steven Kottke will officiate. Burial will be held in East Side Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Gorgen-Mcginley & Ayers Funeral Home in Dodgeville and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the church.

The family would like to thank Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center, Upland Hills Hospice, Dr. Rachel Keith and all of the wonderful staff that took special care of our mother.

Our angel on earth has now earned her heavenly wings. Our loss is heaven's gain.

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