Published On: Tue, Aug 26th, 2008

Obituary – Ivan Borgman

BEAVER CITY — Ivan Christian Borgman, 90, Beaver City, died Aug. 21, 2008, at Beaver City Manor.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 30, 2008, at First Christian Church, Beaver City, with Pastor Philip Olsen and Pastor Keith Theobald officiating.
Graveside Inurnment service will be held Aug. 31, at 5 p.m., in the Emerald Cemetery, Emerald.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandsons Ronald Storz, Kelly Varwig, Matthew Borgman, Andrew Borgman, Jeffrey Chesterman, Brian Gibson, Korrie Varwig and Russell Gibson.
The Banta-Torrey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ivan was born the second child of nine children to Chris Herman Borgman and Clara Bertha (Jones) Borgman Oct. 2, 1917, at Denton. Ivan attended rural school and high school at Denton, where he graduated with the class of 1937. Following high school he attended one year at the Milford Trade School, Milford, and one year at the University of Nebraska Agriculture College, Lincoln. Ivan served in the United States Army in the Enlisted Reserve Signal Corps from Sept. 18, 1942-May 27, 1943, when he was honorably discharged.
Ivan Christian Borgman married Adeline Fannie Pennington Aug. 12, 1942, in the lobby of the WCTU Dormitory at the Lincoln School of Business, Lincoln. They had six children, Ronald Ivan, Barbara Adele, LaLonnie Lee, Chris Deanne, Jeri Ruth, and Michael James. Ivan resided in the Milford and Denton areas before moving to Huntley in 1947. They moved to Edison in 1950 and to Oxford in 1959, returning to Edison in 1963. He farmed in these communities, and in 1963 began working part-time at the Edison Co-op Equity. In 1967, they moved to Beaver City and he continued employment at the Edison Co-op. He became employed at the Beaver City Police Department in 1970. In 1973, they moved to Hartington where Ivan became employed as a City Policeman and, after moving to Coleridge, became a Cedar County Deputy Sheriff. In 1985, they retired and moved to Beaver City. In 2005, they moved to the Savannah Pines Independent Living Community, Lincoln, and in March 2006, they moved to the Waterford Assisted Living, Lincoln. He resided for a time at the Belle Terrace, Tecumseh, becoming a resident at the Beaver City Manor, Beaver City Jan. 31, 2007.
Ivan had been baptized in the First Christian Church at Beaver City and was a member of the First Christian Church, Edison, where he had served as an elder and on the church board. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M.
He was preceded in death by his father, in 1957; his mother, in 1982; three brothers, Earl and his wife, Erma; John, who was killed during WWII; and Kenny and his wife, Virginia; two sisters, Betty Hergenrader, and Virginia Baker and her husband, Orville; and a granddaughter, Carol Storz, in infancy.
Survivors include his wife, Adeline, at the Escher Apartments, Beaver City; two sons, Ronald Borgman and his wife Gloria, Spearfish, S.D., and Michael Borgman and his wife, Karleen, Beatrice; four daughters, Barbara Bay and her husband, Riley, Arnold; LaLonnie Marschel and her husband, Rick, North Richland Hills, Texas; Chris Chesterman and her husband, Dennis, Beaver City; and Jeri Gibson and her husband Gary, Lincoln; one brother, Ralph Borgman, and his wife, Barbara, Lincoln; two sisters, Carol Allen and her husband, Kenneth, Fairbury, and Judy Eppler, Cathy’s Valley, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one foster grandson; 26 great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; two foster great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and lots of friends.