DEERWOOD — Dean A. Bordwell, age 75, of Deerwood, passed away on Oct. 30, 2011, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud. Dean was born to Lloyd and Marion (Peterson) Bordwell on Sept. 19, 1936, on the farm in Deerwood. Dean worked for years as co-owner of a fuel oil business in Ironton. He then moved to the cities and worked as a recruiter for the Minnesota National Guard where he obtained a rank of Sergeant Major. He was inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor at Fort Ripley in 2004. Upon retirement he moved back to Deerwood and worked for Deerwood Township. In his spare time he loved to hunt and cut wood. Any fallen tree became part of his wood pile. He will be missed by friends and family.
Dean is survived by son, Jeff (Joella) Bordwell, of Monticello; daughters, Jane (Terry) Brink, of Baxter, Julie (Dave) Maus, of Bemidji; stepdaughter, Jeannie Hanson, of Deerwood; brothers, Gene (Helen) Bordwell, of Crosby, Lloyd (Marcy) Bordwell, of Deerwood; sister-in-law, Gloria Bordwell, of Deerwood; seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Evonne; and one brother, Elmer.
A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time of services. Burial will be at the MN State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 12 p.m. with full military honors.