Debra S. Bornfleth
Debra S. Bornfleth, 60, Merrill died Monday, September 24, 2012 under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice at her home after an 11 year battle with cancer.
She was born February 22, 1952 in Wausau daughter of Alice (Busko) Mohr, Merrill and the late Donald Mohr. On June 5, 1971 she married David Bornfleth in Merrill. He preceded her in death on December 29, 2001.
Deb was a self employed painter in the Wausau area until her illness forced her to retire much sooner than she expected. In her younger years she also helped run the family business, Club 64 in Merrill. Some of her favorite pastimes included being a car enthusiast, bear, deer and turkey hunting, and watching NASCAR, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. Deb was very fond of the many Home Improvement shows on TV and was known to her family as Deb Vila. She will always be remembered for her absolute necessity to keep recycling.
Deb was known to go out of her way to help anyone in any way she could. She put others first before herself countless times. Family and friends were very important to Deb and she truly cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Thru her ups and downs with her illness over the past 11 years Deb always keep fighting all the way to the end. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her mother, Alice Mohr, Merrill, her companion, Mark Engel, Merrill, her two children, Jesse (Michelle) Bornfleth, Hatley and Carmen (Shawn) Philipp, Wausau, her step daughter, Angie (Dale) Lemke, Merrill, four grandchildren, Shelby Hockin, Skylar Philipp and Melaina and Gavin Lemke. She is further survived by her siblings, Ron (Sharon) Mohr, Kronenwetter, Jerry (Jean) Mohr, Merrill, Donna (Terry) Loepfe, Green Bay and Denise Mohr, Nebraska along with many nieces and nephews.
Besides her father and husband she was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Pam Mohr.
Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. The Rev. Joy Nelson Jeffers will officiate. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Stewart Avenue funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com