Faye Borchardt

Faye Borchardt, of Jordan, passed away October 2, 2018 at the age of 91.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM with visitation one-hour prior at Zion United Methodist Church in Lydia.  Pastor Larry Kasten will preside, and Faye’s grandchildren will act as urn bearers.  She will be laid to rest at Concord Hill Cemetery in Lydia. 

On October 4, 1926, Faye was born to parents Iris & Edna Kelton.  Faye was the middle of three children, and she loved growing up in Texas with her brothers, Waylon and Jack.  Growing up during the Great Depression wasn’t easy, but Faye learned the importance of helping those in need.  Faye’s mother would prepare meals for the hungry and homeless.  This instilled in Faye the importance of generosity and helping those in need. 

When Faye was a teenager, her family lived near the Army base in Abilene.  There were lots of young soldiers around, and one soldier caught Faye’s eye; his name was Walter Borchardt.  Faye and Wally hit it off immediately.  After just two months of dating, Wally promised that when he returned from overseas, he would marry Faye.  Wally was true to his word, and the couple exchanged wedding vows just two weeks after he was discharged.   

Faye moved to Minnesota with Wally, and they settled in rural Jordan.  Minnesota quickly became home for Faye, but it took a few years for her to get used to the cold winters.  A few years after they were married, Wally & Faye started a family.  Their marriage was blessed with three wonderful children, Glenn, Bonnie & Sandy.  As a family, the Borchardts enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.  Every summer they would take a family trip back to Texas to spend time with Faye’s parents, brothers and her extended family. 

When her kids were small, Faye stayed at home.  She did the bookkeeping for their family’s sanitation business, but spent most of her time being a devoted wife and mother.  After Wally & Faye sold Twin Lakes Sanitation, Faye began looking for work outside the home.  She had always been a wonderful cook and baker, so she put her talents to good use and got a job as a cook at the Masonic Home.  She later worked as a supervisor at Ebenezer in Burnsville, but eventually ended up back at the Masonic Home before retiring in the 1980’s. 

In retirement, Faye kept busy.  She was always cooking something up and frequently did grocery store demos.  She volunteered her time with the CAP Agency preparing Meals on Wheels for the local community.  Faye was also a member of the Eastern Stars, VFW Woman’s Auxiliary and the Good Cheer Ladies.  She was active in her church and especially loved the over 50’s group.  Faye never missed a Christmas party, and she always managed to find her way onto Santa’s lap. 

Throughout her life Faye had many struggles, but the most difficult thing for her was losing her son, Glenn and husband, Wally.  Luckily for Faye, she had a strong faith that got her through those difficult times.  Faye was a generous woman.  She was hard-working, faithful and dependable.  Faye did everything “by the book”, and she made sure her family did the same. 

She will be remembered always by her daughters, Bonnie (Larry) Eiden, Sandy Grenell; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; other loving relatives & friends.  Faye is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Borchard;, son, Glenn Borchardt; parents, Edna & Iris Kelton; great-granddaughter, Christina Wallace; brothers, Waylon (Mildred) Kelton & Jack (Mabel) Kelton; nephew, Charles Kelton. 


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  1. Dearest Bonnie, Sandy and family,
    Your Mom, My Aunt Faye, was a beautiful lady and a wonderful Aunt to me. I will dearly miss her.
    You may find yourself feeling so lonely that you believe your heart will break and you can’t make it through another day. None of us will ever take the place of hearing her reassuring voice and feeling her gentle touch. But, I (and others) are here for you whatever you need. Please allow us to be there for you.
    In my heart, my thoughts, my prayers.
    I love you Bonnie and Sandy.
    Your cousin,
    Janet Kelton

  2. Steve and Nancy Eiden

    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother.

  3. I will never forget the days spent at gramma and grandpa’s.. Endless trouble to get in to. All kinds of things to play with. All the old cars and trucks, machines, lawnmowers, you name it. A paradise for a young boy. The great meals grandma made us, passed down to the great meals my mom, Bonnie had prepared for us through the years. When it was our birthday, grandma always made us giant M&M cookies. Listening to grandma’s stories of her and grandpa Wally when they were younger.. The cabin, tummy old panel truck, etc..
    She’s in a better place now, with Glenn, Grandpa, and other friends and family that have passed along the way..
    I’ll miss you Gramma Borchardt, till we all meet again some day…

    • Timmy Eiden,
      Such a wonderful story of your memories of your Grandparents. Your love shines through your words.
      Aunt Faye loved her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren very much and was so proud of all of you.
      Thinking of all of your family today.
      Cousin Janet

  4. Faye was such a nice woman,always pleasant to be with. Enjoyed spending some of the holidays with her especially Christmas. She was a very strong woman,hard life, I will miss her.
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Its so hard to lose our “Moms”

  5. our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Faye, She was a wonderful person. I will forever remember the fun times with her, Walley and the entire spring lake gang at Craig’s resort and Hollywood as well as the times spent at their home. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered.
    Again our condolences to Bonnie, Sandy and the entire family
    Diane and Ken Jeurissen

  6. Mark "Snuffy" and Jean Dolezal

    I met Walley and Faye 36 years ago when they sold me one of the two Harley Davidsons they owned, which came with a story or two. Quite the couple. I was told, “if you don’t buy it now, it will be $100 more next year.”

    My wife and I got reaquianted with Faye in 2014/15 when my wife had her motorcycle accident. Faye and my wife were both at St. Gertrude’s. We both enjoyed the time we had there with Faye during the activitie time. She was so alert and with the times.

    I must say to the family, that this is one of the nicest obituaries we have read.

  7. Faye was a beautiful, kind and caring woman who was loved by all. I will miss her dearly.

  8. Bonnie and Sandy, so sorry for the loss of your mom. Aunt Faye was one of a kind and had a heart of gold. Memories of her will forever be in bedded in my mind. May she fly with the angels and have peace. My hugs and prayers go out to the entire Borchardt family.

  9. Dear Bonnie, Sandy, and family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. I am deeply saddened by the news of Great Aunt Faye’s sudden death.
    Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in my heart. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
    Please understand if I were not away at college I would be with you on Monday. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    May Aunt Faye rest in peace.
    Harli Kelton – Great Niece

  10. My family’s condolences go out to you and your family. The world will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. She made me smile, every single time I saw her!!
    I know there are no words that can sum up the loss, but our hearts go out to you. I’m thankful she had as much time as she did with all of us, and hope she’s surrounded by those she loves, rjght now as well.

    Deepest sympathies,

    Adam Cress and family.

  11. Rosemary Kelton-Covnick

    Bonnie & Sandy, I know how hard it is to loose your mother, but she had a very good long life. Your mother was the kindest most lovable person and would do anything for anyone if they needed her help. Your mother more or less became a second mother to me after lost my dear mother. Aunt Faye and I made many trips to my sister’s house in Frederic and we had really great times going up and coming back home. She and I went to the Paw Waw ay Mystic Lake and also a few concerts, we really had great times. Bruce and I would call her and ask if she would like to go out to dinner, she was always ready to go. After my dad moved up to Jan’s whenever he came to visit Faye she would treat him like very nice. She was so very kind to him. In my younger days living in Texas my birthday was always when they were there for vacation, I felt very special because Faye would make beautiful cakes and I always had one made for me. She was a very very Special person in my life and I will deeply miss her a lot. Bonnie and Sandy I love you both and I I am so sorry for your loos.
    Cousin Rosemary and Bruce

  12. Dorothy Michels Kelton

    One of the most profound losses that anyone can experience is the death of their mother. Your Mom was a very special lady and loved by everyone who knew her.
    She accepted me as a “niece” even before Charlie and I were married. I loved “Aunt Faye” dearly.
    Please know that I share in your grief and extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  13. Steven D. Scheffert

    On behalf of MN River Valley Masonic Lodge #6, we wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Faye.

  14. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

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