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“A lot of memories of the "Good Old Day. Have a cocktail with Mose. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Jennie Mae Jones - Madison, WI

“Charlie & Helen remember the good times we had when we were with the Wis rural carries. Bub will be missed by all. We still remember the good times...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Charles & Helen Peterson - AZ

“Rest in Peace, thoughts for family and friends. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: David Reel - Mauston, WI

“The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Hilmer Borchert. We are thankful for his military service...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Cantwell, Badger Honor Flight - WI

“Bud made the best cookies! Ellie worked with me at GTE/VERIZON and Bud was the love of her life. Every day she went home for lunch to be with Bud...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Esther Helgesen - Janesville, WI

“So sad to hear of Buds passing. I will always remember his infectious laugh and his many jokes that he always had to share. Didn't have the...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Bonnie & Darrell Rostad - WI

“Uncle Bud was a very good Christian man. I really appreciated his visits to my Dad after my Mom passed away. My Dad always enjoyed talking with his...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Steven Borchert - Portage, MI

“Rest in Peace Bud, such a smile, such a go-getter, such a zest for life! They don't make many people like him, he will be missed. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Greg Nash - Madison, WI

“I am so sorry for your lost. I have so many memories of Bud and Marilyn and all of the family growing up. My parents were Laurel and Nelda Mook and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Marsha Mindham - Prairie du Sac, WI

“So many wonderful times and memories with the Borchert family. Hugs and prayers to all I know you will miss him soooo much. He was one awesome man. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Linda Alberts - Sun Prairie, WI

“Uncle Bud was a delightful man with such a strong commitment to his family and friends. His extended family is a beautiful legacy! He had a way of...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Erickson - MEQUON, WI

“I remember a fun loving guy who liked a good story. A true gentleman with a million friends. He will be missed.Pat Vaughan ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: JOSEPH VAUGHAN - Sun Prairie, WI

“I remember a fun loving guy who liked a good story. A true gentleman with a million friends. He will be missed.Pat Vaughan ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: JOSEPH VAUGHAN - Sun Prairie, WI

“Bud will be missed by a lot of people. He was an all around good guy and always had a smile. We send our thoughts and prayers to all of his family. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Jim and Ardy Olson - Arkdale, WI

“May God bless you at this sad time, Bill.Linda Aydlette ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Linda M. Aydlette - Charleston, SC

“We are thinking of the family and are sorry for your loss ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Jeff and Pam Coy - Reedsburg, WI

“Great photo! His smile is what I remember most about him from church. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Scott Singletary - Sun Prairie, WI

“Sorry for your loss. I remember the funny stories he always told at the Post Office Conventions. My father really respected him as a fellow post...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Feuling-johnson - WI

“To all the Borchert family you will be in our thoughts and prayers ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Dave and Lisa Presser - Poynette, WI

“May God bless your family during this sad time. I have fond memories of all the "Borcherts on the hill on Columbus Street". Your dad always had a...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Meg Nicolay Taylor - Dacula, GA

“So sorry for your loss Brendie and family. I remember Bud well growing up. He will be missed ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Tilley - Fitchburg, WI

“many good memories of working with Bud at the Sun Prairie Post Office, playing cards and bowling my sympathy to the family ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Rod Lothe - Edgerton, WI

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bud. He was such a kind person with a beautiful smile. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: LISA BUSCHKOPF - HARMONY GROVE, WI

“So sorry for your loss, but grateful for the long and good life that uncle Bud had. Floods of memories about his quick smile and gracious spirit...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Douglas Gorsline - Greenville, SC

“Uncle Buds service as a soldier and firefighter is a tremendous example of public service for us to follow. His commitment to family, his enjoyment...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Robin Gorsline - Freeport, IL


Hilmer "Bud" Borchert, age 91 passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born on April 28, 1925 in Marshall and was the son of William and Hilda (Hoene) Borchert. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 in the South Pacific. He was accompanied by son Bruce on the Badger Honor Flight in 2012. Bud moved to Sun Prairie in 1949 and became the city's first letter carrier. He married Marilyn Gorsline on July 13, 1946. He married Ellie (Scharine) Meske on September 2, 1978.
Bud was a Sun Prairie Volunteer Fireman for 33 years and Fire inspector for 25 years. He was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He was also a member of DAV, the American Legion Post #333 and V.F. W. Post 9362.
He is survived by his wife, Ellie; children, Bonnie (Dean) Hulsizer, Bill (Susan), Betty (Tom) Showers, Bruce (Trish), Beverly (Dave) Nelson, Barry (Sharyn), Bernie (Nancy), Brad (Donna), Brenda Sanford (Kevin Seymour), Scott Meske; 24 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and the Coon Family.
He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Marilyn in 1976, a son Mark Meske; 2 brothers, Willard and Daniel; a sister Lila Strasburg.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 550 Lincoln Drive in Sun Prairie. Pastor Dan Dibbert will preside. Burial will be held at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com