Deacon Donald A. Borski, 74, Stevens Point, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Stevens Point Care Center, while under the care Ministry Health Care-Hospice Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a general rosary at 7 p.m., and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the Mass.
A memorial has been established in his name for St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Borski was born June 23, 1937, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Adolph and Theresa (King) Borski. He attended P.J. Jacobs High School, graduating in 1955. He also attended St. Bonaventure Minor Seminary for one year.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years from 1957 to 1961, three years of which were served in Japan.
Upon returning to Stevens Point, he was employed by Consolidated Papers, Wisconsin River Division, where he worked for 37 years, retiring in June of 1999.
He was married to Rita Schulist on Aug. 29, 1970, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
Mr. Borski joined the Diocese of La Crosse Diaconate studies program and was ordained a deacon in December 1999. He served as deacon at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parrish in Stevens Point for 12 years, retiring as senior deacon in June of 2011.
He handcrafted rosaries that have been used at local nursing homes. Thousands of his rosaries were also sent to missions through out the world.
He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Rita; one daughter, Sue (Jake) Ayers, Forest Lake, Minn.; one son, Andy (Jenn); one sister, Bonnie (Gary) Simonson; and four grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Adolph Borski.