Veteran-IntroDonald E. Borgfield, 79, of Jackson, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Jackson, to Edwin and Esther Kasten Borgfield.  He and June E. Schneider were married July 13, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville.

Don was a lifetime member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson, where he was baptized December 20, 1936, and confirmed April 2, 1950.    He later served on the Financial, Budget, and Nominating Committees, and as Sunday School President.

He was 1955 graduate of Jackson High School and was active in FFA.  He was a sergeant in the Missouri National Guard, serving from December 13, 1954 to January 2, 1963.

Don was a lifelong farmer and was active in local agricultural affairs.  Some of his affiliations include the MFA Oil Board; MFA Feed Store Board; the Livestock Shipping Association; and the Brookside 4-H Club as a leader in farming and livestock.

Don received many awards for his agricultural endeavors.  For several years, he was one of many farmers honored by the Livestock Shipping Association as a top shipper; and in the 1970s, he was recognized as one of Cape Girardeau County’s top Specific Pathagen Free Hog Breeders.

Loving survivors include his wife of 58 years, June of Jackson; two daughters, Kim (Robert) Hodo and Penny (Greg) King of Jackson;  four granddaughters: Brandee (Chris) Reagan and children Braysen, Michaela, and Autumn of Federicktown, Missouri; Drs. Larissa (Nick) Barber and son Brendan of Sycamore, Illinois; Danielle (Brad) Gross and children Brayden and Brynlee of Farmington, Missouri; and Rachel (Todd) Heuring of Jackson; two step-grandchildren, William Hodo of Cape Girardeau and Michelle (Joe) Hobbs and children Allison and Austin of Jackson; a brother, Larry (Audrey) Borgfield of Jackson; a niece, Sandy (John) Schnicker and daughter Samantha of Jackson; and a nephew, Brad (Tosha) Borgfield and children Ava, Grant, and Grady of Jackson.

Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, Ebert “Butch” Schneider of Jackson and Jack (Carolyn) Schneider of Wylie, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Edna Lee (the late John) Slinkard of Cape Girardeau, Rose Marie (Howard) Meadows of Manchester, Missouri, Sharon Schneider of Gordonville, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Esther Borgfield; a great-grandson, Rylan Christian Reagan; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ebert and Claris Schneider.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Friday, September 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home, with pastors Joe Rowley, Sam Roethemeyer, and Greg King officiating.

Entombment will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau.  Serving as pallbearers are nephews, Brad Borgfield, John Schnicker, John David Slinkard II, Scott Meadows, Brett, Kevin, and Todd Schneider, and special friend, Jeff Craft.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Memorial Fund or Margaret Puchbauer Scholarship Fund of Emanuel United Church of Christ, 303 E. Adams, Jackson, Missouri 63755.  Checks for either should be made payable to Emanuel United Church of Christ.  Other suggestions are Cardinal Glennon Hospital, 1465 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63104, or St. Louis Childrens’ Hospital, 1 Childrens Place, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.

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  1. Joe and Lou Ann Mayfield

    Dear June and Kids
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Don was so great to work with when I was a kid. I can still hear him chuckle when we hauled hay or straw over on the home place and your place.
    I still remember your wedding day with me and Jack watching them decorate Don’s car. You were a special couple then and now.
    God Bless and Keep you all. Our prayers are with you.

  2. Dan Craft

    Dear June and Family,
    I am saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Will always have fond memories of his kindness when we would ride our motorcycles past your home, or the waves as he would drive down the street. My prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. May God grant you the blessing of peace and strength in the coming days.

    Love,
    Danny Craft

  3. Lonnie & Lea Ann Peetz

    June,
    What goods friends and relatives over the years. I was so saddened to hear when we were traveling back to St Joseph. Don – what to say and so much I just don’t have the space here….he will be missed. Such a warm and welcoming man and so good to get to see you all back in April.
    You are all in our prayers.
    God Bless,
    Lonnie & Lea Ann Peetz

  4. Sara Cohen

    Dear June, Kim, Penny and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,

    Sara (Stearns) Cohen

  5. Anita Sides

    Dear June and Family,
    We are so sorry for you loss. Don was a great person and a wonderful leader in the farming community.Don’s heart was open, loving and generous, truly one of a kind. May God’s grace comfort you during this sad time.
    Lynn & Anita Sides

  6. Dennis Mayfield

    Dear June, Kim, Penny and family,
    It saddens me to learn of the news about Don passing away this week. June, you and Don have always had a very special place in my heart.
    I will miss his big smile, strong hand shake and tall stature towering over me as we cousins would get together.
    He always made me feel happy to see him, warm to talk to and confident to be with…he was a real man!
    At church, home or on the farm I always enjoyed Don and will miss him greatly.
    Until I can give you a hug and tell you personally how much Don meant to me I send this message with all my love and prayers extended to you. May God, our Heavenly Father, bless and keep you!
    Love Dustin and Karen, Diya, Annie and Dennis Mayfield

  7. Brandon Borgfield

    Dear June and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You have my condolences and you are definitely in my thoughts.
    Brandon Borgfield and family

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