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Erval Joseph BorgicMarch 18, 1930 ~ September 5, 2017 (age 87)
Erval Joseph Borgic, 87, of Hillsboro, IL passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:55 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL. Father Daniel Willenborg, Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.
Mr. Borgic was born March 18, 1930 in Pana, Illinois to John and Evelyn (Beyers) Borgic. He grew up in rural Illinois on his family’s farm. He married Betty Weller on April 11, 1951 at St. Barbara’s Church in Witt, IL, she preceded him in death.
Erval was a retired farmer and former owner of Borgic Farms, Inc. His love for farming and raising pigs can be seen through his sons’ continuance of rearing pigs. You can also see his dedication as a hard worker through his daughters’ chosen careers. Erval took a brief time off from farming when he was drafted into the Marines for two years to serve in the Korean War. He was a member of Farm Bureau, Rountree Township Clerk for 4 years, Pork Board Treasurer, Hillsboro J of C's Outstanding Young Farmer, Soil Conservation Award in 1967, K of C member, Southwest AgriBusiness Board, Montgomery County Pork Producer member, Illinois Pork Producer Board, Executive on Illinois Pork Board, President Illinois Pork Producers Association, National Livestock and Meat Board, Pork Industry Chairman, Montgomery County Pork Producer Distinguished Service Award in 1994, Prairie Farmer Master Farmer Award. In 1979 Erval was able to travel to China where he walked the Great Wall of China.
Erval’s love for his community can be seen from his dedication. For many years he was a Eucharistic minister, Lector, and on the Parish Finance Committee at St. Raymond Church. He was also a member of the Irving American Legion. After Erval and Betty moved to Hillsboro, he became a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where he has served as Hospitality, Usher and Gift Bearer.
For several years, Erval and Betty traveled to Mesa, Arizona to spend the winters. They met many other wonderful “snowbirds” during their time there, but they always called Hillsboro home.
Erval is survived by his five children; Regina (Barry) Mong of Columbia, MD, Bernadine (Norman) Taylor of Fairfield, IL, Phillip (Karen) Borgic of Nokomis, IL, Jeffrey (Kelly) Borgic of Newton, IL and Melisa (Johnny) Atkinson of Austin, TX and 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Erval is also survived by his sister, Rita Stoecker of Gillespie, IL brother, Wayne Borgic of Pana, IL and sister-in-law, Martha Borgic of Taylorville, IL as well as many nieces, nephews and their children. Erval was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Darrell Borgic, sister-in-law Clara Borgic, and brother-in-law Wilbur Stoecker.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. Agnes Catholic Church or Montgomery County Cancer Association.