Gene A. Borreson


Gene A. Borreson, 80, passed away Tuesday June 9, 2020, at Bluffview Memory Care Center in Holmen, Wis. Gene lived from 2001-2019 in Stillman Valley. He was born March 30th, 1940 to Oscar and Marie (Bonsack) Borreson in La Crosse, Wis.

Gene graduated from West Salem High School, class of 1958. In 1958 Gene bought a 1932 Model B Ford for $50. His family had it restored for his 80th birthday but due to COViD-19 that celebration was cancelled. He did get to ride in it May 26 before checking into hospice and a final ride that took his ashes to the cemetery. Gene was a 30 year Teamster driving semi for different companies ending his career at CFS Holland. Gene married Mary Schubert in 1963, resulting in two children and later divorced. 

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carla Bursell (2019).

 Gene is survived by his daughter Kimberly, West Salem, Wis., son Keith (Brooke) grandsons Ethan and Noah, Grand Rapids, Mich., brothers David (Kay) Ankeny, Iowa and Jerry (Sandra) La Crosse, Wis., brother-in-law Lowell Bursell, Mpls, Minn., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family graveside service was held June 13 at the Burns Cemetery in Bangor, Wis.