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3/5/2019 10:32:00 AM
Louis Richard Borkhardt
April 11, 1947 - March 2, 2019

Louis Richard Borkhardt, 71, of Decatur, passed away on March 2, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

He was born April 11, 1947 in Decatur, the son of Louis and Chris Borkhardt and Gertrude Parish Borkhardt. He married Carolyn Thomas in 1967. She preceded him in death in December 2015.

Louis was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Niantic Foursquare Church.

He is surved by a son, James (Carrie) Borkhardt of Decatur; two grandchildren: Austin Harbin and Tyler Borkhardt; four brothers: Gary and Terry Borkhardt, both of Taylorville, and Jerry Borkhardt and Stanley Borkhardt, both of Moline, Ill.; three sisters: Diana Sims of Taylorville, Kay Mendenhall of Cedar City, Utah and Lorna Borkhardt of Moline, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his daughter Lisa Borkhardt and mother and father.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur.

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