Florian Borash, 85

obit-BorashFlorianFlorian Borash, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 17 at10:30 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensburg, MN with Father Jimmy Joseph officiating.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends may gather from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 16 at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN and from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of service at the church in Flensburg, MN on Thursday. A parish prayer will be said at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home followed by the Knights of Columbus Office of the Dead prayer at 6:30 P.M.

Florian Alex Borash was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Pike Creek Township, Morrison County, to the late Charles and Frances (Wardarski) Borash. Florian grew up in Pike Creek Township where he attended District #38 Country School and graduated from Little Falls High School in 1945. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country from Aug. 6, 1945, to Nov. 8, 1946. Florian returned to Morrison County and farmed in Culdrum Township for over 20 years. He retired in 1978 and moved into Flensburg. Florian was united in marriage to Glema Goucher in June 1968. The couple later divorced in September 1989. Florian attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensburg, where he was an active member of the parish serving as a Eucharistic minister, parish council member and parish maintenance. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a Fourth Degree Knight. Florian enjoyed traveling out West and to the Holy Land, card playing, dancing — especially “The Chicago Waltz,” listening to old tyme music, going to church bazaars, watching the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings on TV.

Left to cherish his memory are a sister-in-law, Patricia Borash and a brother-in-law, Lennard Nelson, both of Little Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Francis Borash; ex-wife, Glema Borash; brothers, Dominick, Louis, John, Peter and Duane Borash; sisters, Cecelia Pasco, Elizabeth Doucette, Agnes Nelson, Florence Houle, Lucille Karasch and an infant sister, Stella Borash.

Casketbearers were Robert Doucette, Louis Doucette, Lee Doucette, Ron Karasch, Kenneth Borash and Wayne Borash.