Lyle Bornitz


February 21, 1925 - October 27, 2010




Lyle Bornitz was born February 21, 1925, to William and Goldie (Gaspar) Bornitz, at Worthington, MN. He grew up and attended school in Minnesota. He served in the US Army during World War II, in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre. He participated in the D-Day Invasion and was missing in action for a time. On April 9, 1952, he married Caroline Peppersack at Pipestone, MN. He farmed in Carthage, SD, for many years, raising cattle and crops and moved south of Mitchell in 1976, where he continued farming. He moved to Prairie Crossings in Mitchell in January of 2006, and then became a resident of Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket in May of 2006. His daughter, Deborah, cared for him from the time of his wife’s death until he entered Prairie Crossings. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legion.

Lyle is survived by three children: Richard Bornitz and wife, Nancy of Carthage, SD, David Bornitz of Fedora, SD, Deborah Bornitz of Mitchell, SD; one brother, Lowell Bornitz and wife, Betty of Tracy MN, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Caroline, June 10, 2004, and infant son, James, November 28, 1953, one sister, Phyllis Williams and his parents.



Friday, October 29, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Home
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, October 30, 2010
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Military Graveside Rites
American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Anderson on 04-06-2013
And he's funny, too Don't Touch My Hat was the first song we played at our wnddieg reception (bear in mind my husband is about as far from cowboy as one can get). Here's how it starts out: Man you better let go. You can't hold on to What belongs to me and don't belong to you I caught you looking With your roving eye So Mister you don't have to act so surprised If it's her you want I don't care about that You can have my girl but don't touch my hat
entry posted by Kaden on 04-04-2013
A piece of erudition unlkie any other!
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