Leonard N. Borchert

Leonard Neal Borchert, age 82, passed away on Monday August 20, 2018. Leonard was born July 12th 1936 in Lanark (Portage County) Wisconsin to Arnold and Eva Rae (Morgan) Borchert.
Leonard joined the Marine Corp and served as a sergeant and fought in the Korean War. After serving he worked different jobs gaining skills that eventually led him to the Waupaca Foundry where he served over 40 years and helped build it to be the global leader that it is today.
Len’s circle of family and friends will always remember his big grin, his love for spending time out at “the farm” and in the woods and his long backroad drives. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, working his garden and always was a great resource for advice on any project that was going on. He will be dearly missed.
Len is survived by his children, Terry (Jennifer) Borchert of Ogdensburg, WI, Shelly (Bradley) Kempf of Chippewa Falls, WI. and by his stepchildren Tim (Julie) Tischendorf, Wendy Borszowski, Dan (Dory) Tischendorf all of Waupaca; and grandchildren Jacob Miller, Joseph Koshak, Noah and Caleb Kempf, Brad and Tyler Tischendorf, Aaron Bennett, Megan Swisher. Brothers; Maynard (Janice) Borchert of Kaukauna, WI, Rolland (special friend Evie) Borchert of Florida, and sister Diane Pagel of Waupaca. Len is further survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Len was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister Shirley Jansen, brother Randall Borchert, brother-in-law John Pagel, sister-in-law Darlene Borchert and his wife Dona Borchert.
A funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church of Waupaca on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 12:00pm Noon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. A visitation will start at 10am until the time of the service at 12:00pm Noon. Graveside service will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Amherst, WI with military honors. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
Our family would like to extend a heart-felt Thank-you to all the staff at Bethany Home of Waupaca and everyone involved with his Hospice cares as well. We appreciate everything that was done for Len and our family through this difficult time.