Dorothy Marie Jahn was born April 13, 1920, on the family farm in Sherman Township, rural Sioux County, the daughter of Fred Jr. and Martha (VanderHamm) Jahn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Reading Township, rural Ireton. She attended school at Maurice and graduated from Maurice High School.
Dorothy was united in marriage to William H. "Bill" Borchers on Nov. 7, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Ireton. Dorothy and Bill farmed in Preston Township until their retirement in the early 1980s. They continued to live on the family farm during retirement. Bill died Feb. 23, 1990. In 1995, Dorothy moved to Akron and later moved to Park Village Court in Le Mars in April 2007. She moved into Park Place Estates in September 2008.
Dorothy was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Craig. She enjoyed participating in the Ladies Guild, Martha Circle, church quilting, and was very instrumental in establishing and publishing the church newsletter, the "Behold."
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed organizing and hosting family gatherings. She was always a very gracious host to family and friends. Dorothy enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.
Survivors include her four children: Dennis Borchers of Brunsville, Glenda Ullrich and her husband Bert of Sergeant Bluff, Carol Rembe of Sergeant Bluff, and Mary Parkinson and her husband Craig of Akron; 11 grandchildren: Matt (Heidi) Borchers, Scott (Hannah) Borchers, Mark Ullrich, Aaron Ullrich, Joshua (Angela) Rembe, Jennifer Rembe, Jodi Rembe, Michael Parkinson, Andrea Parkinson, David Parkinson, and Sarah Parkinson; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Jasper of Hawarden and Lucille Rockwood and her husband of Omaha, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Jr. and Martha (VanderHamm) Jahn; her husband, William H. Borchers, Feb. 20, 1990; a brother Harold Jahn.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Craig, with the Rev. Barb Hansen officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Craig. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 5 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Pallbearers will be Matt Borchers, Scott Borchers, Mark Ullrich, Aaron Ullrich, Josh Rembe, Michael Parkinson, David Parkinson, and Lloyd Borchers.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.