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Borghild "Borgie" Therese Tuecke

August 9, 1913 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 104)

            Borghild “Borgie” Therese (Myhre) Tuecke, age 104, of Guttenberg, IA, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 30, 2018, from Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, IA.  She was born the 2nd of 3 children on August 9, 1913 in Spring Grove MN, the daughter of Olaf and Thora Myhre.

            Borgie grew up on a farm outside of Spring Grove, MN where she spoke Norwegian and later learned English as her 2nd language in early grammar school.  She attended a country school near Spring Grove, MN, where she walked 3 miles round trip every day and was never absent once all the way through the 6th grade.  In the winter time, Borgie had to cross country ski to school because of the snowy conditions.  She attended and graduated from the Spring Grove High School and later graduated from Luther College with a degree in teaching in 1934 which was also the inaugural co-ed class at Luther College.  She began teaching right out of college near Spring Grove, and later accepted a job teaching 2nd grade in Guttenberg Iowa.  On October 6, 1946, Borgie was united in marriage with Cornelius Tuecke at the Wilmington Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN.  Borgie stopped teaching in 1947 when she and Cornelius opened up the Tuecke Funeral Home. 

            Borgie was a member of the Guttenberg Hospital Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Book Club, Ingleside Club & Dorcas.  She was a woman of strong faith which stayed with her for her entire life. She was a long time member of St. John’s Church in Guttenberg and was very active in the parish during her lifetime.  Along with her faith, Borgie’s family was the most important part of her life.  She truly cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren and was very proud of them. 

            Borgie will be forever loved and cherished by her children, Edward (Sue) Tuecke, Craig (Kari) Tuecke & Mary Beth (Rick) Allyn; 4 grandchildren, Beth (Corey) Malecki, Allysa (Bettina) Allyn, Bill (Joy) Allyn & Erin (fiancé Nic Moon) Tuecke; 7 great grandchildren; McKenna, Riley, Jovi, Keegan, Bristol, Mila, Jagger and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cornelius in 2008; daughter Pamela in infancy; brother Ozzy Myhre and sister Marilyn Nelson.  

 

 

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