Margaret Jane Borgerding
17 March, 1928 – 22 February, 2021
Margaret Jane Borgerding known as “Peggy” began her life on March 17th. 1928 in Ashley Pennsylvania. Peggy grew up in a family of seven girls, Gertrude, Ann, Mary, Patsy, Joan, and Eileen who all considered each other “best friends”. Peggy’s Father Patrick Ginley was a Coal miner who loved to play practical jokes on her while her Mother Bridget Ginley being a strong, Irish lady who cared for her family well. Peggy was Valedictorian of her class and received a full scholarship which she graciously declined so she could help her family. She moved to Alexandria Virginia and worked as a Switchboard Operator in the Pentagon. She sent money home for years. She was also able to attend a Presidential Inauguration while in DC. A Deputy Sheriff who had gotten hit over the head severing an artery by her neighbor came to her door and she was able to save his life, something she was very proud of. Peggy met the love of her life Jonathan Peter Borgerding, now deceased, who was also known as “Jack” at a Colonial Ball hosted by the USO. Jack proposed to Peggy within six weeks and they married within six months to the day they met. Peggy and Jack moved to Texas to begin their journey where Peggy worked at a Dr's office and Department store then to Allentown Pennsylvania where Peggy's eldest son Robert Borgerding was born, now deceased. Peggy and Jack moved to Alexandria and had their second son Dennis Borgerding, his wife Olivia their children Thomas his wife Hannah, Chloe Rice her husband Bryan, and daughter Nora, and Charlie. Peggy’s third son Kenneth Borgerding, his wife Maria and children Kelsie and Austin, Peggy’s fourth son Patrick Borgerding, his wife Lisa, and children Alisha and her fiancé Matt Vogelmeier, their children Blaine and Althea, Stephanie Cossette married to Kalem, their children Kalynn, Sophia and Raeley. Peggy and Jack then moved to Troy Ohio where they had their first daughter Janice, now deceased, previously married to Keith Berger, with her children Joshua Berger and his wife Elizabeth and children Alexis, Madison, and Brooke, daughter Danielle and daughter Bridget Eversman married to Daniel with their children Eloise and Maximus. Peggy’s sixth child Michelle Ullom married to Warren with their children Warren IV with his wife Haya, Sara, and her fiancé Austin Huck, and Mary. Peggy’s youngest and seventh child Richard Borgerding married to Therese with his son Jonathan, and her daughter Amelia Roberts and husband John with their children Jocelyn, Jolene and Josephine, and Anton Wehrman. Peggy had an open-door policy at her home. There were always extra smiles at the dinner table. Peggy and her husband Jack not only raised their seven children but opened their hearts to children in foster care including one being Peggy Hess who became a member of the family living with them for eight years. Peggy also let those training at Hobart Arena for their Ice-Skating careers stay with them as well. Peggy showed love wherever she could and no matter what any of her children did she was always willing to forgive them. She was the quintessential image of unconditional love. Peggy cleaned homes and ironed clothing for others to help provide for her family. Peggy having her Birthday on St. Patrick’s Day and being of Irish descent loved to celebrate her birthday in a Huge Irish fashion. She loved her heritage and showed it well. Peggy was always supportive of her husband Jack in his career with TWA which led them on many adventures. She along with Jack traveled all over Europe, went to Rome where she had the privilege of being in an audience with the Pope, and walked the Via Dolorosa where Jesus trod in Israel. She stood beside Jack as he became a Deacon in the Catholic Church beginning at St. Patrick’s Church in Troy Ohio. She and Jack then moved to Hermitage Tennessee outside of Nashville where Peggy worked for Cracker Barrel for several years making an impact on customers who adored her and her wit. Jack was still with TWA and deaconated with Holy Rosary Church in Donelson Tennessee. Peggy and Jack’s retirement led them to Versailles Ohio where Jack deaconated at St. Denis church. She and Jack then settled back in Troy Ohio at Story Point where Peggy made an impact on everyone with her energy, teaching others how to play Rummy cube, winning at Bingo, working puzzles, and her humorous wonderful ways.
Throughout Peggy’s life, her faith was extremely important to her. While her children grew, she had them in the front pew of the church and was able to keep them in line with “the look”. The way she lived her life was an example for all to marvel at. Peggy’s love of God and love of family and friends was felt by anyone graced to be in her presence. Her memory will leave a lasting legacy that will continue to empower generations to come. While she once walked the Via Dolorosa where Jesus trod, she is now walking with Him on streets of gold.
Friends may call on the family from 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Baird Funeral Home, 555 N Market St, Troy, Ohio 45373. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St. Troy, Ohio 45373 with Fr. Eric Bowman presiding. Burial to follow at St. Valbert Catholic Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. *Please send flowers to Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio*
Friday, 26 February , 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
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Saturday, 27 February , 2021
Margaret Jane Borgerding
26 February 2021
I am so sorry! Thoughts and prayers are being sent!
Peggy went home to Heaven to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. She was a very devout Christian. She has a new body. She is not in pain and suffering anymore.
I knew Peggy from St Patrick Catholic Church Troy Ohio USA. She went to the 11:30AM Sunday Mass. Her husband Deacon Jack was a Permanent Deacon with the Catholic Church. He was one of the 1st Permanent Deacons for St Pats Troy OH.
24 February 2021
Aunt Peg, the world lost a very special, sparkling light! There for all of us always with some very good advice. Filled with so much creativity that you shared with us all. Making each of us our birthstone rosaries. Always with a smile and a laugh. I will miss you but know you are where you prepared to be your whole life. You left us all with beautiful memories. Enjoy this new part of your adventure. We love you forever.