Obit: Borgert, Thomas A. (1955 – 2010)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Borgert, Johnson, Kolder, Lisiecki, Gohde, Erl, Haberkorn, Prodromos, Baker


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) March 17, 2010


Borgert, Thomas A. (2 November 1955 – 10 March 2010) With Flag


Thomas A. “Tommy” Borgert, 54, of Black River Falls and formerly of Chicago, IL, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Black River Memorial Hospital.


He was born in Chicago Nov. 2, 1955, to James Thomas and Florine “Rene” (Johnson) Borgert.  He attended Amundsen High School in Chicago and served in the Navy.  He served aboard the submarine “USS Bonefish.”


Tommy married Jodie Kolder of Chicago, and the couple later divorced.  He married Doris “Dorie” P. Lisiecki June 19, 1006, in Black River Falls.


He was employed in the housekeeping department at the Tomah VA Medical Center.  He was a member of the painters’ union in Chicago for many years.


Tommy was an avid Chicago sports fan, the Blackhawks, the Bears and the Cubs.  He was a practical joker who enjoyed pulling pranks on others.  He loved Halloween.  He enjoyed riding his bicycle and spending time with family and grandchildren.  He loved his fellow veterans and enjoyed caring for them in the VA Medical Center.


Surviving are his wife Doris “Dorie”, Black River Falls; two sons, Britten Borgert, Chicago, and Anthony “Tony” (Edith) Borgert, Las Vegas; two daughters, Lacey (Fiancé Tyler Gohde) Borgert and Holly (Andrew) Erl, both of Chicago; four brothers, Wayne (Margaret) Borgert, and Daniel (Lorraine) Borgert, both of Chicago, Stephen (Maria) Borgert, Round Lake Beach, IL, and Robert (Sue) Borgert, Wonder Lake, IL; two sisters, Joann (Mike Haberkorn) Borgert and Gail (Mike) Prodromos, both of Chicago; six grandchildren, Lilly, Julia, Ryder, Andrew, Chloe and Gian; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; two step-daughters, Sara Baker and Amylynn Baker, both of Black River Falls.


Visitation followed by cremation was in Chicago.


Torgerson’s Funeral Service of Black River Falls assisted the family with local arrangements.



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