Borgeson, Wesley C.
Age 89 of Richfield passed away April 30, 2015 at Southview Acres Rehabilitation in West St Paul. Wes was born on Oct. 5, 1925 in Park River, ND to Margaret (Miller) & Bernt "Bennie" Borgeson. He graduated from high school in Park River and was drafted into the US Army Air Corps in 1943. He was trained as a B17 tail gunner and sent to the 8rth Air Force in England. In December 1944 his plane was shot down over Leipzig, Germany. Wes was captured and sent to Stalag Luft IV. In February 1945 the prisoners were taken on a 650 mile forced march toward the American lines, finally being liberated in April 1945. Following his discharge, Wes studied engineering at the U of M. He married Patricia Larson on Sept. 10, 1949. Wes graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 1950. Wes served as Richfield Planning Commissioner in the 1960s and was active in Richfield United Methodist Church as well as veterans, P.O.W., and engineering organizations. Wes retired from the Department of Navy in 1987. After Pat passed away in May of 2011, Wes lived at home in Richfield and for the past 1 1/2 years Wes lived at Prelude Care in Woodbury where he thrived in the dementia cottage.
Wes was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret and father, Bernt Borgeson; his wife, Pat Borgeson; and his brother, Ralph Borgeson.
Wes is survived by son, Dale Borgeson (Mpls.) daughter, Rev. Lynn Borgeson (Vernon Ctr), son, Todd Borgeson (Eagan), son, Bruce Borgeson (Fred Witzgall) of Grand Prairie, TX, grandson, Ryan Borgeson (Mpls.), granddaughter, Marta Borgeson (St. Paul), and brother, Warren Borgeson (Florence) of Flagstaff, AZ.
Funeral Service at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave. So. Monday May 11, 2015 at 11 AM. Vistation one hour prior to service. Private interment Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials preferred to: Richfield United Methodist Church, Mpls.
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