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Donald Borchert, 85

Donald Gene Borchert, 85, died Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Peaceful Bliss in Alexandria.

The son of Clarence and Annie (Hoium) Borchert, Don was born August 22, 1928 in Hoffman.

He was united in marriage to Myrdene Froemming at the Mount Calvary Parsonage in Miltona on September 30, 1950. Don moved from Hoffman to Nelson and then to Alexandria.

Don was a member of Company K. 136th infantry regiment. During the Korean War, the regiment was activated on January 15, 1951, and left for Camp Rusker, Alabama. After the service, Don returned to Alexandria and worked different jobs until he started with the Alexandria Police Force on June 1, 1958. He became Captain in July of 1970, until his retirement on August 31, 1983, after 25 years on the police force. During Dons retirement, he became one of the first greeters at Walmart. His true interests were hunting, fishing, bowling, and playing cards with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Myrdene Borchert; three sons, Daniel of Miltona, Mark of Mesa, AZ, and Steven (Jean) of Alexandria; two granddaughters, Kelly and Carrie, both of Miltona; and one brother, Arnold (Marlyce) Borchert of Grantsburg, WI.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, November 27 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Hans Dahl officiating. Interment was at Geneva Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.