Raymond J. "Jim" Borzick, 86, of Fond du Lac, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at home surrounded by his family after losing his battle with AML Leukemia. He was born on November 29, 1935, in Ripon, the son of Raymond and Cecelia (Fox) Borzick. Jim graduated from Fond du Lac Senior High School, Class of 1955. He served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 1953 - 1955, then joined the U.S. Marine Corps, working as an MP and guard. He was honorably discharged on October 16, 1959, having earned the rank of corporal. On September 23, 1961, he married Arlene Develice at St. Louis Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.
Jim spent many years involved in the IAM & AW union as a steward, committee rep and executive board member while working in the Tecumseh Motors shop as a machinist, test specialist, and set up specialist. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Eagles, and Holy Family Catholic Church. Jim enjoyed traveling around the country with his wife and friends, cruises to Hawaii and Alaska, and visits with his grandchildren wherever they were located. For many years he was the family friend’s dog sitter, but nothing surpassed his love of being a grandfather.....until he became a great-grandfather.
Jim is survived by his wife, Arlene; two daughters, Debra (Greg) Bryant and Susan (Michael) Puddy; two grandchildren, Jessica Puddy and, Deanna (Sean) Graham; and great grandson, Jonathan M. Intribus; a sister, Geraldine “Gerri” Luttenberger; four sisters-in-law, Audrey Borzick, Carolyn Broennimann, Gerry Develice, and Barb Develice; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John “Jack” Borzick, Sr.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 30, 2022, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and again from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Ave. in Fond du Lac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at church, beginning at 11:00 AM. Entombment in Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery will follow the service where Military Funeral Honors will be rendered by the US Marine Corps and American Legion Trier-Puddy Post #75.
The family would like to thank the SSM Health Cancer Center, SSM Health at Home Hospice, the Anticoagulation Department for all the help they provided to get Jim to his granddaughter's wedding earlier this month and for the help given to Arlene and Jim’s family as well.
Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com