Norbert Borcherding

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Norbert "Norb" Borcherding, 70, died peacefully at home after a two-year battle with cancer.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 24, at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, Dubuque.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 25, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

Norb was born on Aug. 7, 1947, in Guttenberg to Herbert and Lillian (Anderegg) Borcherding. He married Donna Lamker on Aug. 24, 1968, in Garnavillo. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Michael and Sandra.

Norb served six years in the Iowa and Wisconsin National Guard. He was a current member of the Clay-Gar American Legion in Garnavillo and a member of the Sherrill Methodist Church. At the age of 25, Norb started his own business in Garnavillo that evolved to what became the Double L Group, LTD. While in business, Norb traveled to over 40 countries, pursuing his passion for the care and environment of confined farm animals.

Norb enjoyed traveling, going to movies, playing cards and planting flowers. His two granddaughters were the joy of his life.

Norb is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna; his daughter, Sandi; son-in-law, Steve; and granddaughters Abbie and Gracie Shaw of Niwot, Colo.; sister, Helene (Tom) Kuempel of Guttenberg; brother, Milt (Anna) Borcherding of Strawberry Point; sisters-in-law, Dianne (Ed) Uriell of Elkader and Dixie (Brent) Lokensgard of California, and brothers-in-law, Don Lamker of Minnesota and David (Carol) Lamker of Garnavillo; not to forget his many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son, Michael, his parents; and his mother and father-in-law, Donald and Dorthy Lamker.

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