Surrounded by his family, Kenneth Lee Borgfield, 87, of Jackson, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, at his home.
He was born April 18, 1933, in Jackson, to Clarence and Edna Eakins Borgfield. He and Peggy Martin were married June 7, 1953, in Oak Ridge. They had been married 67 years when Peggy passed away November 22, 2020.
Kenny was a graduate of Jackson High School.
Kenny was a Pvt. 1st Class in the U.S. Army, serving honorably from February 1, 1954 to February 29, 1956.
He farmed 64 years, north of Jackson, and worked 26 years for Penzel Construction, retiring in 1998.
He was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fruitland; a member of Elks Auxiliary #2652; a 50-year-plus member of both the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star; and the American Legion, all in Jackson.
Loving survivors include a son, Steve (Carol) Borgfield of Jackson; two granddaughters Sara (Adam) Meyer and Ashley Borgfield, both of Jackson; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Borgfield, Adalynn Meyer, Zoey Schaffer all of Jackson, and Grant Meyer of Oak Ridge; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two daughters, Cindy Borgfield and Karen Vogelsang; his parents; and a sister, Dorothy (the late Chester) Gerecke.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021, and from 10 a.m. to service time, Thursday, January 7, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. An American Legion Honor Guard Service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the funeral home, with Dr. Rodney Pensel officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Fruitland.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Kenny’s personal obituary at mccombsfuneralhome.com.
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St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, Fruitland, MO
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