Wilma Bordner, 91

*WILMA RUTH BORDNER* age 91 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday
> afternoon May 20, 2009 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
>
> She was born March 29, 1918 in St. Joseph County, Michigan a daughter to
> the late Frederick George and Cora Velle (Foust) Cook.
>
> Wilma had resided in Sturgis for the past 21 years. Most of her life was
> lived in the Mendon and Parkville, Michigan area.
>
> She was first married to Joseph Garman, he died in 1985. On April 23,
> 1988 she married Earl Bordner in Mendon.
>
> For over 20 years she had been employed as a secretary for the St.
> Joseph Count y Grange Fair Association. In her early life she had worked
> for Sears Roebuck Company.
>
> Mrs. Bordner was a member of the Burr Oak United Methodist Church and
> for over seven decades she was a member of the Grange Organization, both
> in Mendon and Burr Oak. She volunteered her time with the Sturgis
> Hospital Gift Shop Guild and knitted many hats and blankets for the O.B.
> department of the hospital. For many years she served as a 4-H leader
> and she enjoyed knitting, needlepoint and crossword puzzles.
>
> She is survived by her husband, Children; Thomas (Kola) Garman of
> Sturgis, Bruce (Beth) Bordner of Ortonville, Benjamin Bordner of
> Sturgis, Michael (Tonya) Bordner of Sturgis, Laura (John) Klinger of
> Sturgis, Monte (Robin) Bordner of Sturgis and Jean Bordner of Florida,
> 12 Grandchildren including Tom’s daughters; Taya and Maria, 16 Great
> Grandchildren; Special Niece; Linda Bowerman of Vicksburg and Dear
> Friend; Mary Ann Smith of Sturgis.
>
> Her parents, first husband, son; Gordon Garman and Grandsons; Marcus
> Mead and Michael Mead preceded her in death.
>
> The family will receive friends and relatives from 2:00-4:00 and
> 6:00-8:00 P.M. Monday at the *Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg
> Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091*. Funeral services
> celebrating the life of Wilma Ruth Bordner will be held at 11:00 A.M.
> Tuesday at the Burr Oak United Methodist Church in Burr Oak. The Rev.
> Robert Graham will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. Private
> burial of the ashes will take place at the Mendon Cemetery in Mendon.
>
> The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs.
> Bordner’s memory consider the Burr Oak United Methodist Church, 206 W.
> Main St., Box 91, Burr Oak, MI 49030 or the MSU Extension, 612 E. Main
> St., Centreville, MI 49032. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
>
> The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com
> <http://www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com/> where personal messages of
> support may be left for the family.

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