Janet Kathryn Borchardt, 87

Published 10:49 am Saturday, October 20, 2018

Janet Kathryn Borchardt, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Primrose Retirement Community.

Janet Kathryn Smith was born on March 20, 1931, in Austin, 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 four 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.

Janet Kathryn Borchardt, 87

Those left to cherish Janet’s memory are her children, Brenda (Mark) Ehrhardt of Arlington, Washington, Martin (Ramona) Borchardt of Woodbury, Minnesota, Kathryn (Rick) Jundt of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Kevin (Lynn) Borchardt of Rogers, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Ehrhardt, Samuel Ehrhardt, Zachary Ehrhardt, Elizabeth Jundt, Caroline Jundt and Andrew Borchardt; and brothers, James Smith and Ralph Smith. She was 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.

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Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Niethammer officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 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. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.