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Leonard C. Borowski - June 20, 2013


Leonard C. Borowski, 83, of Greeley, Colo. passed away June 12, 2013 at Hospice of Northern Colorado.
He was born Feb. 4, 1930 in Ogallala, Neb. to Stanley and Anna (Paprocki) Borowski.
He grew up in Grant, Neb. on the family farm and graduated from Perkins County High School. On Oct. 4, 1952 he married Gloria Hummel in Omaha. Leonard served in the United States Navy and farmed in Nebraska before moving to Greeley in 1965. He became a real estate agent, working for Scott Realty and New Horizon’s, retiring in 1992. Leonard served as secretary of the Greeley Board of Realtors before becoming president in 1970.
Leonard collected old marbles, old ice cream scoops and arrowheads. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and camping. He volunteered bagging groceries at Toddy’s and ushering at St. Mary Catholic Church.
He liked polka music, dancing, and loved playing the harmonica with a comb. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Greeley Elks Lodge #809 B.P.O.E., Moose Lodge, and Greeley Board of Realtors.
He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Gloria, of Greeley; son, Dave Borowski of Aurora, Colo.; daughters, Janeen and husband Jeff
McGinn of Windsor, Colo. and Jodi and husband Ed Gerber of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; grandchildren, Melanie McGinn of Highlands Ranch, Kyle McGinn of Westminster, Colo. and Harrison Gerber of Highlands Ranch; great-grandchildren, Alayna and Tasha Magill of Highlands Ranch; sister Theresa Benton of Cozad, Neb.; brothers, Ed Borowski of Grant, Dan and wife Mary Borowski of Ogallala, Neb. and Harry and wife Bobbi Borowski of Colorado Springs, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas Borowski; brothers, Lewellen and Melvin Borowski; and sister, Esther Otterstein.
Mass of Christian Burial was June 19, 2013 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greeley.
Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Hospice of Northern Colorado Memorial Tree” or “St. Mary Catholic Church” in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com or Adamson Chapel, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634.