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Janet Kathryn Borchardt

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Date: Thursday,
October 25, 2018

Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota

* And one hour before the service







Date: Friday,
October 26, 2018

Time: 10:30 a.m.

St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota

Grandview Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota


Janet Kathryn Borchardt, age 87 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Primrose Retirement Community. Janet Kathryn Smith was born on March 20, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota the daughter of Ray and Laura (Hustad) Smith. She graduated with the class of 1949 from Austin High School. Janet then went on to attend Austin Junior College, graduating in 1951. On May 8, 1954, she was united in marriage to Howard Borchardt in Austin. Together the couple raised 4 children. Janet worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for over 25 years. She was the president and treasurer of the hospital auxiliary at the Austin Medical Center, and belonged to the Austin High School Alumni and Friends. Janet was an active member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where she was in the choir. She also sang with the Northwestern Singers and Second Edition. She loved to be with her family, especially her grandchildren, and attended every event she could. Janet will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish Janet’s memory are her children, Brenda (Mark) Ehrhardt of Arlington, WA, Martin (Ramona) Borchardt of Woodbury, MN, Kathryn (Rick) Jundt of Eden Prairie, MN, Kevin (Lynn) Borchardt of Rogers, MN; 6 grandchildren, Jeffrey Ehrhardt, Samuel Ehrhardt, Zachary Ehrhardt, Elizabeth Jundt, Caroline Jundt, and Andrew Borchardt; brothers, James Smith, Ralph Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Laura Smith, her husband, Howard in 2014, sisters, Carol Oppegard, and Peggy List and her brother, Ray Smith.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Niethammer officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Special thank you to June and Harlan Nelson, Coni and Paul Nelson, Barbara Meany, Mary Lou Wallaker, Betty Rabine, and the staff at Primrose.

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