Benie Borkowski

Benie Borkowski

Friday, May 7th, 1943 Saturday, April 25th, 2020

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Obituary for Benie J. "Bubba" Borkowski

Iron Mountain- Benie J. “Bubba” Borkowski, 76, of Breitung Twp., passed away Sunday, April 25, 2020 at his home.

He was born May 7, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Chester and Florence (Zurawski) Borkowski. Benie married Kathryn Leardi in October of 1966. They had 50 years of marriage together and four children prior to her passing on April 11, 2016.

Benie is survived by his children, Missy (Kevin) Durkin, Shelly Borkowski, Kelly (Eric) Blake, and Chet Borkowski; seven grandsons, Derek Wedin, Jared Wedin, Little Benie Borkowski, Andrew Durkin, Christian Durkin, Nick Durkin and Ben Durkin; and his dear friends that were like family, Jeff Flatka & Family, Mike Badini and Dean Romagnoli. We thank you for caring for him as his family does.

In addition to his parents and wife, Kathryn, Benie was preceded in death by one sister, MaryAnne Tomazcak; and three brothers, Bobbie, Eddie and Ron “Peanuts” Borkowski.

Benie was a loved husband, brother, grandfather, dad and friend. He will be missed by all that were lucky enough to have known him. We love you Bubba.

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Jean and Lee Schoon

We will always remember Benie driving by on his ATV with a little one, waving and telling stories or singing! His smile and hearty laugh will be missed. We are so very sorry for
the loss of such a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jean & Lee Schoon
Comment | Posted at 09:57am via Condolence

Your dad will be greatly missed! Such a warming smile and wave for the last 25 years we have been neighbors. He will be so missed!
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Mary and Mark Anderson

Benie was a great neighbor. Always willing to help.we’ll miss his friendly wave every time he went by. Stopping over just to chat or bringing his grandson Benie over to play with our dogs.You will be missed by all our neighbors. Condolences to Shelly, Missy, Kelly and Chet. Love MaryAnn and Mark.
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