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Obituary for BORGELT


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday January 04, 2012

RALPH E. Was called home to rest on December 30, 2011 at the age of 82. He was surrounded by his loving family at home in Rio Rancho, NM. He was born in Carlyle, IL in 1929, to Theodore and Josephine Borgelt. Ralph was a good man, loved by all. He enjoyed telling jokes and teasing people just to make them smile. He loved gardening and picking tomatoes with his great-grandson. They had a special bond and Mathayus will miss his papo so much. Ralph was an accomplished man, with a degree in electronics. He worked for General Electric and retired after 25 yrs of service. He had many good friends who will miss him very much. He served his country in the Army Air Force, honorably discharged in 1949. He then served nine years in the Air force reserves. Ralph is survived by his wife Dee (Dolores) of 59 yrs and two children, Mark Borgelt and Susan Lucero, and his son-in-law Johnny Lucero. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Lance Gallegos, and Michael Tafoya, as well as one great-grandson, Mathayus Tafoya. He is also survived by two brothers, Theodore, Jr and Hubert Borgelt. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Josephine Borgelt, a brother Robert Borgelt, and daughter-in-law Veronica Tarango-Borgelt. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans. God saw you were getting tired; a cure was not to be... A golden heart stop beating, hard working hands to rest... You will be missed dearly, we love you! To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Ralph's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192