Maurice Borash

New capet, door panels and seat covers.Maurice Mauri Sonny J. Borash, a resident of Brainerd, passed away at his home Nov. 22, 2013, in the arms of wife and two sons.
Mauri was born Aug. 4, 1936, to Joseph and Agnes (Otremba) Borash in Royalton. He grew up in a close-knit family community including aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. He graduated from Royalton High School in 1954 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for three years in Germany with the 87th Infantry Regiment: 10th Mountain Division. Upon return to Minnesota he attended college at St. Cloud State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. After student teaching at Garfield Elementary School in Brainerd he was offered a full-time teaching position in ISD 181. He taught 4th and 6th grades at Garfield Elementary School and Washington Middle School for 32 years, and along the way completed a Masters Degree in Education at Bemidji State University. In May of 1994, he retired from his teaching career but continued teaching life-lessons to his family and friends. He was united in marriage to Jeri (Jerilyn Johnson) June 4, 1966, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years; sons, David (Amy) Borash of Brainerd and Bob (Tracy) Borash of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren, Sylvia, Ricky, Mason, Libby, Jaxon and Dexter Borash; brother-in-law, Harry (Marie) Zeleske, brother-in-law, Robert (Carol) Johnson; niece, Teri (Tim) Eddy; nephew, Keith (Lisa) Johnson; and many other members of the extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother; and sister, Yvonne Girly (Harry) Zeleske.
A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.

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