January 22, 1955 - July 23, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Jerome J. Borash, age 60, of Rice, will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Holy Cross Church in North Prairie. Father Greg Mastey will officiate, Father Roger Klassen will concelebrate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Jerome passed away Thursday morning after a long hard fight with cancer. There will be a visitation at the church in North Prairie from 4:00-9:00 PM on Sunday, July 26, 2015 and again after 9:00 AM Monday morning. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Holdingford.

Jerome was born on January 22, 1955 to Raymond and Lucille (Puchalla) Borash. He attended the local elementary school and graduated from Royalton High School. Jerome married Debra Seelen on April 15, 1978 in Little Falls and they welcomed eight children in their family. He worked as a carman welder with Burlington Northern Railroad from 1973-1980 and then he worked as a coating prep operator from 1982-2012 at the Sartell Paper Mill. Jerome loved nature, helping on the family farm. He cherished his wife, children, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, future daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and siblings. He loved outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing, and helped 4-H Shooting Sports. Jerome was a past member of the Sportsmans Club, was a firearms safety instructor, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Morrison County Sheriff’s Posse. He was an active lifelong member of Holy Cross Church and was an usher for many years.

Jerome is survived by his wife of 37 years, Debra Borash, of Rice; his children Joseph (Kelly) Borash, Duluth; Jesse Borash, St. Cloud; Audrey Borash, St. Cloud; Alicia (Jon) Ostendorf, Rice; Joshua (Jessica) Borash, St. Stephen; Jacob Borash, Rice; Jason Borash, Rice; John (fiancée Breanna Motschke) Borash, Hutchinson; his grandchildren Calvin Borash, Christian Borash, Landen and Isabella Ostendorf, Burklee Borash; his siblings Jim (Bernnie) Borash, Rice; Betty (John) Mastey, Foley; Kathy Street, Eyota; Elaine (Greg) Anderson, St. Joseph; Mary (Delmar) Lashinski, North Pole, AK; Jane (Darrell) Heitzman, Albany; Judy (Ron) Lashinski, South Haven; Ron (Ann) Borash, Bowlus; as well as other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Lucille Borash, his brothers-in-law Mike Doucette and Gary Street, his niece Elizabeth Lashinski, and his nephew Michael Borash.