FLORENCE, Wis. – Lenore I. Borns, 96, of Florence, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.
She was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Kenton, Mich., daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Andree) Peterson. Lenore married Everett Borns in Iron River on Oct. 28, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1987.
Lenore was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Florence. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed many hobbies, including flower gardening, feeding the birds and chipmunks, and watching the deer and bear from her kitchen window.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna (Bob) Hitchcock of Columbia Station, Ohio; two granddaughters, Barbara Hitchcock and Deborah Hitchcock, both of Columbia Station; one brother-in-law, Oscar Greenlund of Iron Mountain; nieces, nephews, and her very cherished family friend, Faye Uren of Florence.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lenore was preceded in death by one son, Everett “Butch” Borns Jr. in 2008; two sisters, Eileen Greenlund and Magorie Martorelli; and three brothers, Gervin Peterson, Vincent Peterson, and Norman Peterson.
Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence.
The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rev. Douglas Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Florence.
Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Florence, 316 Norway St., Florence, WI 54121.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Lenore or leave a condolence for her family by visiting the Jacobs Funeral Home’s website.
The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence to honor Lenore’s legacy of life.