Howard L Borrett Jr.

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Howard L Borrett Jr. passed away at the Phymouth Harbour Assisted Living Center in Sarasota, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, where he had recently moved to from New York City.

Visitation will be held from 9 -10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg with a funeral service to commence at 10 a.m. 

He was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Osterdock, the son of Howard Sr and Icie Borrett. He received degrees from the University of Iowa and the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona where he focused on international trade.

Howard served in the U.S. Navy. He lived in New York City during much of his work and retirement years. His career took him too many foreign countries including Thailand, Ivory Coast, and France. In his later years, he worked at the U.N.

One memorable moment he shared with family; when working in Thailand, he was asked to drive the President’s wife (Eleanor Roosevelt) to be her guide when she was visiting Bangkok. He commented that she was a very interesting and congenial lady.

He is survived by a sister, Denise Borrett of Guttenberg; two brothers, Douglas (Madeline) Borrett of Manchester, and Dennis Borrett of Cedar Rapids, along with many nieces and nephews.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Alo (Warren) Keehner and Geraldine (Ivan) Moser; brother, Curtis (Jacqueline) Borrett; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Borrett. 

Information is available at Memorials may be sent to Morris Funeral Home (in care of the deceased), 207 S. First St, Guttenberg, IA 52052.

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