Monday, March 15

God Bless, Charles Borgen

Charles Blaine Borgen was born June 24, 1921, in Fargo, ND to William and Lillian (Reppen)Borgen.

Charles was united in marriage to Carmen V. Heiraas on June 30, 1943, at Jevnaker Lutheran Church, rural Borup, MN. They made their home, and raised their family, on a farm near Georgetown, MN.

Carmen died on February 14, 2006, and Charles remained on the farm until entering Serenity Assisted Living, Dilworth, MN, three years ago. He died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Serenity, at eighty-eight years of age.

Charles and Carmen were active members of Landstad Lutheran Church, rural Perley, MN, until it closed in 1996. They continued to worship at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church in Moorhead.

Charles is survived by one daughter, Linda (Donald) Osterberg, Colorado Springs, CO; four sons, Kent (Joan), Princeton, MN, Paul (Pat), Dilworth, Craig (Joan), Fargo, and Charles Jr. (Wendy), Georgetown; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; five brothers, Bill, Hendrum, MN, Russell, Ulen, MN, Bert (Elaine), and Curtis (Betty), both, Moorhead, and Dennis (Linda), Dilworth; two sisters, Doris Eidem, Felton, MN, and Ann (Rex) Lindblom, Park Rapids, MN; and five sisters-in-law, Virginia Borgen, and Mary Borgen, both Moorhead, marcy (Earl) Hillstead, Hitterdahl, MN, Melva Fjesjen, Tacoma, WA and Verona Heiraas, Ada, MN.

In addition to his wife, Carmen, Charles was preceded in death by a grandson, Taylor Charles Borgen; two brothers, John and Leon Borgen; and one sister, Mae Stennes.

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