Darold B. Borne

Darold B. Borne, 96, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton. He was born on September 25, 1921 in Adams County to Albert and Loretta (Koledway) Borne. After his mother passed away at an early age, he and his twin brother were raised by his uncle and aunt, Wes and Clara (Borne) Mankey. He was married on May 1, 1948 in the parsonage of the Monroe United Methodist Church to Helen Eileen Rich.

He graduated from Kirkland High School with the class of 1940. He served the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. He was involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and for his service to our country was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart Medal. He retired after 42 years at General Electric in Fort Wayne in 1984.  He also worked for 20 years for Dick Coppess at Coppess Corner in Monroe. He was a faithful member of the Monroe United Methodist Church and Monroe Lions Club.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol (Jim) Myers of Monroe; son, Ron (Terri) Borne of Decatur; four grandchildren, Marsha (George) Coleman; Jill (Chad) McBride; Ben Myers; and Melissa Myers; and 11 great-grandchildren.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on March 21, 2016; his twin brother, Donald W. Borne; grandson Mark Allen Borne; and half-sister Helen Hemmelgarn.

Visitation will be three hours prior to the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, January 27 at Monroe United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Char Allen. Burial will be at Ray Cemetery in Monroe

Graveside military rites will be provided by the United States Army Honor Guard and the American Legion Post Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Monroe United Methodist Church or Monroe Lions Club.

Arrangements provided by Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.