Borck, James

Written by David Green.

James H. Borck, 72, of Hudson, Mich., died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Hudson to Alvin and Mary Louise (Kingsley) Borck. He married Mary “Linda” Dupree Feb, 25, 1967, in Lake Charles, La., and she survives.

Jim retired from the United States Post Office in 1999, with more than 31 years of service. He delivered mail in the Hudson area on all three rural routes. He was previously employed at Rima Mfg in Hudson.

Jim graduated from Romeo High School in 1953, served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. His hobbies included woodworking, reading and stamp collecting.

Surviving Jim besides his wife is one daughter, Dawn (and Markus) Francoeur of Adrian, Mich.; one son, James (and Rachel Kornilakis) Borck of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two grandchildren, Makenzie Francoeur and Paragrine Borck; one sister, Bernice (and Earl) Griffee of Livonia, Mich.; two brothers, Joseph (and Theresa) Borck of Dryden, Mich., and Frank (and Mary) Borck of Fife Lake, Mich.; special family, Dennis “Ed” (and Pam) Jann and their children, David, Samuel and Abigail.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Sacred Herat Catholic Church in Hudson with Fr. Richard Eberle and Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrants. Military honors will be conducted at the church by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian. Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday with a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church or Hospice of Lenawee County.

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