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Orin Borchers - November 12, 2012


A Celebration of Life Service for Orin L. Borchers was conducted at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Neb., on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Kenton Birtell officiating.
Inurnment was held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Lincoln, Neb., near Emerald, Neb., with military honors provided by the Pleasant Dale American Legion Post #354 in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps Military Honors Team.
Orin Landis Borchers, 58 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his home in Holdrege following a brief battle with cancer.
Orin was born Sept. 21, 1954, at Lincoln, Neb., the youngest of four children born to Landis and Ruth (Suellwold) Borchers.
Orin received his education at Milford Public Schools, graduating from Milford High School with the class of 1972.
He then pursued higher education at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Neb., where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Upon graduation, Orin was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served his country in the Marine Corps from May 16, 1976, until his honorable discharge on Dec. 15, 1978, as a Captain of Artillery in the 11th Marines, and thereafter in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1980.
On May 22, 1976, he was united in marriage to Debbie Michael at Albion, Neb., and to this union two children, a son, Matthew David and a daughter, Stacy Jo, were born.
While serving in the military the family made their home in Quantico, Va., Lawton, Okla., and Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Following his discharge, he joined the family farm at Enders, Neb.
In 1992 the family moved to Holdrege, where he continued to be involved in the service of Agriculture until his passing.
Orin was a member of the Martin-Horn American Legion Post #66, where he currently served as Commander. He was Area D Vice-Commander and State Sergeant-At-Arms of the American Legion Department of Nebraska. Orin also served on the Phelps County Veterans Service Committee.
Orin always put everyone else first in his life before the needs of himself. His priorities were his family and friends and service to his country. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and was an expert marksman.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth, in 2000; sister, Ione in infancy; brother-in-law, Marvin Molzer; and father-in-law, Richard Michael.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie, of Holdrege; son, Matt Borchers, of Wauneta, Neb.; daughter, Stacy, and her husband, Joe McMinamen, of Onawa, Iowa; his father, Landis Borchers, of Lincoln, Neb.; four grandchildren: Sydnee, Casey, Nathan and Jaci McMinamen; two sisters: Neva Molzer of Imperial, Neb., and Joan and her husband, Bill Brethouwer, of Crete, Neb.; mother-in-law, Barbara Michael, of Albion; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, from 1 to 8 p.m. with the family greeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in his memory and will be designated at a later date.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege was in charge of arrangements.