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March 21, 2023

3/13/2023 8:33:00 AM
Borne, Bill (Harry W., Jr.) "Bubba"

Bill (Harry W., Jr.) "Bubba" Borne, age 58, of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville.

Bill was born on January 1, 1965 to Harry and Mildred (Hanko) Borne. He grew up in Dodgeville where he made many lifelong friends, many of which are considered extended family more than friends - you know who you are. He graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1983. Bubba met the love of his life, Angie (Greisen) at a family 4th of July party and they married seven years later on August 31, 1998 (No Jill, it wasn't in October.) The fireworks in the sky the first night they met were just the start to more than 30 sparkling years that they spent together devoted to each other and their family. Bubba worked for Badgerland Harvestore for 30 years, and then most recently spent his last 5 years at Spee-Dee Delivery where he enjoyed heckling his co-workers and bragging that if they worked hard enough maybe they too could get a yellow sign. But probably not.

While our hearts are broken for yet another good one taken from us way too soon, we are truly the lucky ones to have had the years that we did with Bubba. The most important thing in his life were his family and his friends, who he would do anything for, unless it was during the Packer game. Well, maybe even then, but it better have been pretty f-ing important and he would be griping about it the whole time.

Above all else, he loved and cherished his girls. The countless hours spent sitting on buckets, sitting on bleachers and driving together to lessons, practices and games were some of the best moments of his life. And once the girls were older he sure missed getting to see them compete, but damn did we make some good memories together doing adult activities. The unique and special bond he had with each of his girls meant more to him than anything else, and although he joked about them cleaning their rooms (ok, maybe that part wasn't a joke) he loved more than anything the extra time we got to spend together. He loved each of his girls equally, but the special bond he had with his "Lump" is one that can be compared to no other. If everyone had a chance to feel that loved even just once in their lifetime, the world would truly be a much better place.

Bubba was a man of many special talents, like mumbling song lyrics claiming they were the right words, quoting Seinfeld episodes, being able to use the "f-bomb" as every part of speech in a grammatically correct sentence, and above all making every get together more fun. He was a true sports enthusiast and it was a rare event for you to find him not watching sports, talking sports, listening to sports radio or watching ESPN. This was truly his favorite time of year and it makes our hearts happy to think of Bubba and brother Gonnie together again watching March Madness from the heavens, arguing over who has the best bracket and which of them needs to make a run to the Pig to get the "anything that ends in O's snacks" for the games. (Tostitos, Fritos, Doritos, Cheetos, Rolos, Oreos, Chocolate Stars-Os, and Diet Pepsi-Os)

His memory lives on with his wife Angie of Dodgeville; three beautiful daughters Haley, Taylor and Grace; his brothers Jeff (Kris), Mike (Becky), Randy (Lisa) and Steve; his sisters Kris Halverson, Jill (Joe) Bartman, Tracy (John) Sanders, Mary (John) Crook and Ali (Colin) Woodward, all of Dodgeville; his father-in-law Paul Greisen (Nancy Hoskins); his sisters-in-law, Beth Borne, Elena Greisen (John Brei) and Pam Greisen (Mark Snyder); many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; other special relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mildred Borne, his sister, Vicki Borne, his brother Brian Borne and his mother-in-law, Carol Greisen.

Although the family has requested his wife be told it starts an hour earlier so she gets there in time, a Public Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville. The family also requests that all visitors wear your favorite sports attire (Dodger, Badger, Packer) or just anything you are comfortable wearing, because according to Bubba "dressing up is stupid" and "today is going to suck anyway so why be uncomfortable." Pointer, Viking and Michigan attire will be allowed but heckled. Special exceptions may be made for a few of our favorite Cubs and Bears fans... but, REALLY?

A Private Family Service will be held on Wednesday. Following the service, ALL family and friends are invited to the Red Room from 1:00 P.M. until they kick us out, to share fond memories and stories and to see nephew Will perform the opening act for the "Summer of Bubba Memorial Tour."

Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers
Funeral Home

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