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Leonard Frank Borgers
July 22, 1934 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Leonard Borgers was born on Sunday July 22, 1934. He is the son of Henry and Irma (nee Dreher). Leonard is the sixth of eight children. He passed away on Sunday August 27, 2023, after a brief fight with cancer.
Leonard began working while in elementary school (Scullin). He worked on his father’s produce truck, preparing produce to be peddled throughout North St. Louis neighborhoods. Len and his brother Marvin sold strawberries from a little red wagon on many summer Saturday mornings, raised chickens and rabbits for sale.
Before he started high school at Beaumont High, Len began working in Herb Horowitz’s Shreve/Lee drug store. He loved to tell stories about people and events in the Shreve/Lee neighborhood of St. Louis during the 50’s and 60’s. He worked for Mr. Horowitz until the store closed in the early 1960’s.
Beginning in the 1970’s Len worked for the RR Waite’s Company in the shipping/receiving department. He worked there until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Dorothy, LaVerne, Irma, Norma and Marleen and by his brothers Edward and Marvin, and his son Jerry.
Leonard is survived by his wife of 48 years Myrle (nee Bastian), his son Mike (Michele) Williams and Jim (Julie) Borgers, daughter in law Linda (Gary) Hirssig, granddaughters Leigh (Robert) McBride, Mary (Jacob) Schroeder, Tara (Dallas) Young and Morgan Borgers, grandsons Alex Williams, Logan and Kyle Fluharty, great granddaughter Violet Schroeder and great grandsons Walter Schroeder and Roy McBride, and many nieces and nephews.
Len always looked forward to the Borgers family gatherings. Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas found Len sharing fun and stories with 50 to 60 members of the Borgers clan at the Foristell, MO farm his parents founded in 1950. His mother named the farm E.L.M Acres for her 3 sons.