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Estelle M. Borg

Estelle M. Borg Estelle M. Borg


Estelle M. Borg, 92, of the Township of Spirit, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at her home. A memorial service for Estelle will take place on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 12 p.m. Due to COVID concerns, masking will be required while in the church.

Estelle was born on Nov. 17, 1928 to John and Susanna (Meyer) Kriplean in Medford. Her marriage to Vernon Hanke took place on May 24, 1952 at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D.; he preceded her in death on December 28, 1999. Estelle’s second marriage to Andrew Borg took place July 15, 2006 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Estelle enjoyed reading, embroidering kitchen towels for her family, gardening, playing pool, cards, and darts. She loved being outside making maple syrup with Andy and watching nature. She cherished spending time with her family and friends.

Estelle was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers, also the Rib Lake American Legion Auxiliary.

In addition to her second husband, Andrew, survivors include daughters, Jean (Daniel) Lechmaier of Longwood, Fla. and Susan (Barry) Anderson of Rib Lake; stepdaughters, Sue (Joel) Toeppler of Neenah, and Karen (Dan) Freeman of Anchorage, Alaska.; daughter-in-law Cindy Hanke of Rib Lake; sisters-inlaw, Dorothy Hanke of Rib Lake and Corine Kriplean of Appleton. There are seven grandchildren, Chris (Tricia) Lechmaier of Longwood, Fla., Brad (Tanya) Lechmaier of West Bend, Eric Lechmaier of China, Misty (Frank) Chavez of DePere, Tracy Anderson of Green Bay, Steve (Tiffany) Hanke and Keith (fiancé Lindsey) Hanke, both of Rib Lake; three step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by other family and friends.

Estelle was preceded in death by her parents; and first husband; son, Greg Hanke; four brothers, Chester, Melvin, Lester, and Russell; three sisters, Lucey, Delores, and Marcella; step-daughter, Diane Borg; and step-son, David Borg.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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