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This community was greatly grieved last Saturday morning when the news came out that Mrs.
Ed Borchard had passed away at 7 o’clock a.m. of heart failure. Mrs. Borchard has been in
failing health for about a year. About a year ago she submitted to an operation and while
the operation seemed to be success, yet she has been gradually failing since that time and
Saturday was called to her reward. She was a loving and kind wife and mother and as a
friend and neighbor was loved and most highly respected by all who knew her. Before her
marriage to Mr. Borchard she was one of the leading young lady teachers of Dickinson
Mabel Cother was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cother. She was born near Spirit
Lake, Iowa, August 13, 1887, and Dickinson County has been her home practically all her
life. She was united in marriage March 1, 1908, to Ed. A. Borchard. To this union four
children were born, three boys and one girl. She leaves to mourn her untimely death, a
husband, four children, a father and mother, one sister, and three brothers. The funeral
was held at the M.E. Church in Milford at 2:00 ‘’clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Querin
officiating, and burial was made in the Spirit Lake cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Moyer, of
Pipestone, uncle and aunt of the deceased, were here in attendance at the funeral.
A GOOD WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Ed Borchard Died Last Saturday Morning Following a Sickness of Only a Few Days
A death of especial sadness occurred in this community last ‘Saturday morning when Mrs. Ed
Borchard passed away following an illness of only a week.
Mrs. Borchard had been troubled for years with a goiter, which was removed some time ago
by an operation. She had been recovering her usual good health when a serious throat
trouble set in. Later this developed into quinsy. Her system absorbed so much poison
from the throat that her health failed and she passed away on Saturday morning.
Mrs. Borchard was a woman much loved by those who knew her. She was a kind mother, loving
wife and loyal friend. Most of her life was spent in this county, where she was born,
educated and married. For several years she was a successful teacher in the county
schools. After her marriage to Ed Borchard they moved to Minnesota and located near
Brooten, where they lived tow years. Then they sold out and returned to Milford where
they have been engaged in farming. She leaves four children, the youngest a babe of but a
few months, that will never know the boon of a mother’s love.
Mabel E. Cother was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cother, long residents of the
county. She was born in 1887 and was 31 years old at the time of her death. She was
married to Ed A. Borchard on March 1, 1908. Funeral services were held at the Methodist
Church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev A. J. Qurin, the pastor.
Interment was made in the family lot in Lakeview cemetery, at Spirit Lake.