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Donald Leroy Borland
Donald Leroy BorlandFlagDonald Leroy Borland, 91, of Richwood, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, October 27, 2012. He was born on September 18, 1921, near Meeker, Marion County. He was the son of Lawson and Edna (Luft) Borland. On August 22, 1945, he married his wife of 67 years, Florence (Grose) Borland, and she survives in Richwood.

His work was an implement mechanic on farm machinery for many years. A World War II Veteran, he served in the U. S. Army in Infantry Fighting on the ground. He was also a Prisoner of War in Germany in 1944. Don was a faithful member of York Center United Methodist Church for 61 years. He was also a member of The Center in Richwood. He spent many hours riding his bicycle around Richwood.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna (William) Carpenter of Ostrander; Deborah (Michael) Miller; and one son, David Borland, both of Richwood. Also surviving is one granddaughter, Sara (Corey) Schwartz; three step grandsons, Carl, Jim, and John Carpenter; five step great grandchildren, Brandon, William, Cathy, Dennis and Daniel; five step great great grandchildren, Damien, Madison, Lily, Emily, and Penelope; and one great-grandchild on the way next spring. He is also survived by one sister, Helen (Richard) Kale of Richwood and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Millard and Carl Borland.

Funeral services will be held at York Center United Methodist Church, 28170 St. Rt. 739 in York Center at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 2, 2012. His nephew, Pastor Dan Grose will officiate, and be assisted by Pastor Michele Holloway. Music will be provided by Pat Baker. Burial will be in Claibourne Cemetery where military honors will be provided by Richwood Area Veterans. Calling hours will be Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Union District Veterans Memorial c/o Gail DeGood-Guy at 17622 St. Rt. 47 W., Richwood, OH  43344 or the York Center United Methodist Church 28170 St. Rt. 739, West Mansfield, OH  43358.

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#1 from: Gary Mannasmith
Medina, Ohio
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Don as always working equipment. He was a good man and he will be missed.

#2 from: Dr. Wayne Evans
North Canton, OH
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Deb and I were in the same graduating class from North Union. That let me see Don often.  He was always smiling. There was joy and kindness coming through him. I am sure his faith, his gladness to have survived the war, and his fine family gave those qualities to him. May the Lord bless the family through this time.

#3 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Deb and family so sorry to hear the passing of your dad and grandpa he was such a nice person and he will be missed...god be with all of you at this difficult time and to your mom nothing like loosing your spouse it is really hard but, she will get through it ...love to all of you...

#4 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Florence, Debbie, Donna, David and family.   I am so very sorry for your loss.  Don was a true hero to me and I am so glad I got to know him.   It is a privilege of the Richwood Veterans to provide Don's military honors.  May God be with you all  - as Don is with God.  

#5 from: Ron and Lavone Eastman
474 South Main St.  Mt. Victory, Ohio 43340
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 8:44 AM

We send our love, and sympathy. What a fine and very special man he was.

#6 from: Daniel Young
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

My deepest sympathies to the entire Borland family.  I've always found him to be a very kind and gentle person... and whenever we talked, he always had a smile on his face. I know that he will be greatly missed by all that knew him.  Rest in Peace, Donald..


#7 from: Sue Wright
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Always think of Don as a  very kind and gentle man.

#8 from: David Trihaft
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:25 PM


Sorry to hear of your loss.  I just lost my dad also this past week.

David Trihaft

#9 from: carol lookabaugh-pitts & family
calgary, alberta canada
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I am sorry for your loss, Donald was a great man. He welcomed me as a fellow soldier with a big hug when i first came to the Veterans Day assemblies at NUES. We spoke and gave hugs every year before leaving the school, i am truly honored to have known him.

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