Surname: Bork

Bork, William – Obituary

Milton-Freewater- William Bork, 99 of Route 3 died November 23, 1988 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Walla Walla. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now The funeral will be 11 a.m., Monday, at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home. 902 S. Main st., Milton-Freewater Cemetery, Cemetery Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quiet Hour. Bork was born September 17, 1889 in Westside, Iowa to Rudlph and Bertha Treptow Bork. The seventh of nine children, he moved west with his family in 1891 and settled on a homestead north of Flora, Ore. He attended school through the seventh grade in Flora. When he was 21, he homesteaded near Flora and continued farming until his retirement. Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army during World War 1, he married Agnes Lindley in Enterprise on May 14, 1919, a union that lasted 69 years. In 1939, they moved to their home on Stateline. Bork was a member of the Stateline Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, at...

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Bork, R. A. – Obituary

R. A. Bork Dies Aged Nearly 93 North End Resident Born In Germany and Came To County In 1891. Rudolph A. Bork, one of the oldest residents of the county, died Friday, Nov. 18, 1938, at the home of his son, William, near Flora, where he had made his home a few years. He would have been 93 years old next march. He was in good health until his last illness, and attended a family picnic at Wallowa lake early in October. Before that he had visited around with his children and grandchildren and always had found some chores he could do at each home, usually splitting wood. Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist church, Flora, conducted by Rev. Charles F. Cole. Several numbers were sung by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ralls, Mrs. Charley Poole and Grant Johnson, accompanied by Macie Lu Poole. The pallbearers were Charley and Delbert McCall, Lynn Johnson, Ralph Jewell, Wayne Nedrow and Randall Ralls. Burial was in Flora cemetery. Mr. Bork was born in Germany March 27, 1846, and was married Jan. 26, 1872. he and his wife came to the United States in 1884 and in 1891 drove into Wallowa county and homesteaded and spent the remainder of their lives here. Mrs. Bork, who was born April 3, 1852, died at Flora Nov. 13, 1934. Surviving are...

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Bork, R. G. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon R. G. Bork Services Held Rudolph G. Bork, a retired farmer of Lostine, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 15, 1975. He was born April 20, 1885 at Westside, Crawford County, Iowa, son of Rudolph and Bertha Bork. On Oct. 17,1909 he was married to Rena B. Miller at Flora. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Wallowa. Survivors include his wife, Rena, at the Lostine home; two sons, Marvin, Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Roy of Wallowa; a sister, Lesia Evans, Enterprise, two brothers, Ira of Baker and William of Milton Freewater; and three grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with President Dallas McCrae officiating, assisted by Speaker Lester Westenskow of La Grande, with prayer by Robert Barney and Reid Blacker, and with dedication of grave by Paul Bartmess. Carol McCrae and Florence Pullen sang: “I Stand All Amazed” and “Oh, My Father”. Casket bearers were: Amos Evans, Doke Cole, Harley Caudle, Lyle Cherry, Spencer Bacon and Hoke Ollis; and vault interment was in the Lostine Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday March 20,...

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Bork, Rena – Obituary

Lostine resident, Rena Bork, died Oct 4, 1987 at her home. She was 95. Rena was born at Anatone, Wash., on Sept. 24, 1892, the daughter of David Jacob and Mary Melvina Cross Miller. She lived most of her girlhood on the Grande Ronde River, just a short distance from the Oasis. Her parents farmed a ranch on Buford Ridge. She went to the Star school and worked for the Bakers who operated the store at Flora. On Oct. 17, 1909 Rena married Rudolph Bork at Flora. He had a homestead on Day Ridge. They later purchased a ranch two miles north of Flora where they lived until 1939. They moved to Alder Slope and in 1943 moved to the Lostine area, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Rudolph and Rena joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1962. Rena liked to raise a garden and worked hard until 93 years old, when she had to quit her favorite hobby. She made the remark, “When I can’t dig in the dirt, and raise a garden, you just as well bury me.” She raised house plants, African violets and geraniums and made quilts. She is survived by two sons, Marvin of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Roy of rural Lostine; two grandsons, one step granddaughter, five great grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson,...

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Bork, Raymon – Obituary

Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon Falling Tree Kills Raymon Bork While Cutting Wood On Day Ridge Funeral services for Ramon L. Bork, who was killed Monday morning, November 21, 1949 about 10:30 by a falling tree, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel, with the American Legion in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery. Ramon was cutting wood logs and while falling a tree the top broke off, striking him and killing him instantly. Ramon Louis Bork was born near Flora February 15, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Ira H. Bork and had lived his entire life on Day Ridge, with the exception of the time he spent in the service during World War II. He entered the service February 16, 1943, and served as a medical aidman in the 310th Infantry Division until his discharge on October 19, 1945, serving in the campaigns in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal, the Purple Heart, good conduct medal, and European African Middle Eastern Campaign medal with four bronze service stars. Surviving to mourn his untimely passing are his father and mother, three brothers, Everett and Neal of Day Ridge, and Ivan of Baker, and four sisters, Alma Gribling, of Joseph, and Ila, Erma and Rita of day Ridge, and also several aunts and uncles,...

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Bork, Leonard – Obituary

Leonard Bork, 39, of 3571 East L St. died this morning in a local hospital after a week’s illness. Born in Flora, OR, Mr. Bork came to Tacoma 12 years ago. He was an operating engineer for the Lige Dickson Co. and a member of the Operating Engineers Local 612 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served with the Army Engineer Corps in World War II. Mr. Bork is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, David, Terry and Dennis of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bork of Walla Walla; a sister, Mrs. Wanda Esposito of Loma Linda, Calif; and a brother, Herbert Bork of Spokane. Buckley-King Funeral Home will announce services. Tacoma News Tribune – September 8, 1959 Services for Leonard Bork will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Buckley-King Chapel, with the Rev. Frank E. Brown officiating. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Walla Walla where graveside services will be held Friday. Honorary pallbearers will be William Simpson, Fran Kinton, Marshall Mallet, Max Foster, William Glover and Kenneth Sclimer. Tacoma News Tribune – September 9,...

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Bork, Ivan Richard – Obituary

Ivan Richard Bork, 84, a resident of The Dalles, since 1966, died at a local care center on Saturday, July 21, 2001. He was born May 30, 1917, in Flora, Oregon, the oldest of eight children to Ira H. and Lora (Moys) Bork He was the grandson of early Wallowa County pioneers, Rudolph and Bertha Bork, who came from Germany in 1885 and settled in Wallowa County as United States citizens in 1891. Ivan was married to Leola Surber on June 23, 1940, in Enterprise, by the same Justice of Peace, A.B. Conway, that had married their parents, Ira and Lora Bork and Richard and Edith Surber in June 1916. He was a logger in Eastern Oregon until moving in April 1949 to Baker City, where he worked as a faller and catskinner. In 1959, the family moved to Portland with Ivan logging in Estacada. In June 1962, he went to work at the Tygh Valley Lumber Company, working as a loader operator until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church of God and being a faithful Christian man, his life’s priority and dedication was to his church work. Ivan’s favorite pastime was his ham radio, chatting with new friends and helping truckers with driving directions and weather reports. He also participated yearly in the Diabetes Bike-A-Thon. He is survived by his...

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Bork, Flora – Obituary

Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bork received the sad news Thursday morning that their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank Bork, who lived at Emmett, Idaho, passed away that morning. Their son, Fred, took them to Emmett for the funeral. They returned home Sunday. Mrs. Frank Bork was Grace Sewell before her marriage and lived in Wallowa county many years before moving to Idaho. She leaves three daughters and a son and several grandchildren, brothers and a sister to mourn her loss. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday October 4,...

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Bork, Bertha Treptow – Obituary

Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. R. A. Bork passed away at her home north of Flora, Tuesday Evening at 4:50, Nov. 13, 1934. After an illness of 4 days. Bertha Treptow was born in Rinefield Germany, April 3, 1852. She was united in marriage to Rudolph Bork, January 26, 1872. They resided in Germany 13 years, then crossed the Atlantic and moved to Westside, Iowa, where they made their home 7 years before coming to Oregon in 1891. Nine children were born to this union, eight of which are living. Frank Bork having passed away six years ago. Mrs. Bork is survived by the following children: Fred Bork, Mrs. Eda Conrad, Mrs. Lesia Evans, Rudolph Bork, Mrs. Lillie Evans, William Bork, Ira Bork and Mrs. Bertha Evans. There are 30 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bork united with the Lutheran Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful Christian until the end. Card of Thanks We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the loss of our beloved wife and mother and also for the beautiful flowers-R. A. Bork and family Chieftain, Enterprise, OR – November 15, 1934 Mrs. R. A. Bork Passes Mrs. R.A. Bork died at her home, three miles north of Flora from heart attack, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1934. Just last Wednesday a week ago she walked...

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Bork, Agnes R. – Obituary

Agnes R. Bork, 92, formerly of Milton-Freewater died September 1, 1992 in Highland, California. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home. Pastor Dick Jewett of the Stateline Seventh-Day Adventist Church will officiate. Concluding services and burial will follow at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The oldest of three children, Mrs. Bork was born August 19, 1900, in Flora, Ore., to Frank and Ella Davis Lindley. The family moved to Wallula early in her life, and later returned to acquire more land through home steading and continue to farm. She went to school in one-room schools in several areas, including Star and Sunny Glade in Wallowa County. She attended high school in Flora. On May 19, 1919, she married William Bork in Enterprise, Ore. They made their home on a ranch about 30 miles from Enterpise for several years, where they also raised three children. In 1939, the couple moved to the Stateline area, where Mrs. Bork lived until the death of her husband in 1988. She then lived with her daughter in California and her son in Pendleton. She was baptized into the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 1938. She and her husband helped establish the Stateline Seventh-Day Adventist Church, which was built on land donated from...

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Bork, R. A. Mrs. – Obituary

Flora Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. R. A. Bork passed away at her home north of Flora, Tuesday Evening at 4:50, Nov. 13, 1934. After an illness of 4 days. Bertha Treptow was born in Rinefield Germany, April 3, 1852. She was united in marriage to Rudolph Bork, January 26, 1872. They resided in Germany 13 years, then crossed the Atlantic and moved to Westside, Iowa, where they made their home 7 years before coming to Oregon in 1891. Nine children were born to this union, eight of which are living. Frank Bork having passed away six years ago. Mrs. Bork is survived by the following children: Fred Bork, Mrs. Eda Conrad, Mrs. Lesia Evans, Rudolph Bork, Mrs. Lillie Evans, William Bork, Ira Bork and Mrs. Bertha Evans. There are 30 grand-children and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bork united with the Lutheran Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful Christian until the end. Bork, R.A. Mrs. Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Obit Mrs. R. A. Bork Passes Mrs. R.A. Bork died at her home, three miles north of Flora from heart attack, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1934. Just last Wednesday a week ago she walked from Flora to spend the day with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Evans. Friday, she walked to her son’s R. G. Bork’s to spend the day and attended church that same evening in Flora. Saturday...

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Bork, Marvin – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Marvin Bork, 92, died at the nursing home in Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2005. He was born in Flora on July 22, 1912, the son of Rudolph and Rena Bork. Mr. Bork went to school in Flora. In his early years, during the Depression, he worked in the hay fields one summer for fifty cents a day. He saved his money and gave it to his parents. Mr. Bork injured his hip joint when he fell off of a load of hay, crippling him for life. Mr. Bork had a natural talent for mechanical work, and started on Model “T” Ford cars. He married Katherine Lermeny on April 3, 1938 in Enterprise, where they then lived for many years. Mr. Bork did mechanical work and welding jobs in a shop at their home. Blanche and Robert LeRoy Lermeny were his step children. The family moved to Nine Mile Falls, Wash., for several years and went to Arizona for the winters. They bought a motor home and moved to Wallowa where they built a small house and lived happily until Mrs. Bork had to go to the nursing home. She died on April 13, 2003. Mr. Bork is survived by his stepdaughter Blanche Maxwell of Lostine, his brother Roy Bork of Wallowa and several cousins. A family service was held a the Enterprise cemetery on March 5, 2005....

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Bork, Leola Elizabeth – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Leola Elizabeth Bork, 84, a resident of The Dalles since 1966, died at an Albany care facility on May 12, 2004. Her graveside service was Saturday at The Dalles Odd Fellows Cemetery on Cherry Heights Road. Pastor Ken Post officiated. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. She was born on Aug. 4, 1919, at Enterprise, to Richard and Edith “Wilson” Surber, the fourth of 12 children. She was raised at Enterprise and graduated from high school there. Leola married Ivan Richard Bork on June 23, 1940, at Enterprise, by A.B. Conway, the same justice of the peace who had married their parents, Ira and Lora Bork and Richard and Edith Surber, in June 1916. She was a member of Solid Rock Community Church of God. She enjoyed her family, homemaking, the outdoors, gardening and her roses, craft work, quilting and embroidery. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Rosalie and David Harnden of Prineville, Ivan Harry and Saundra Bork of Baker City, Wayne and Sharon Bork of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Darlena and Robert Salisbury of Albany; grandchildren, Brian, Lisa, Carl, Crystal, Timothy, Andy, Dave Jr., Vaughn and Danita; 14 stepgrandchildren; great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Alina, Staranna, Nicholas, Tiffany, Steven, Stacey, Shailyon and Trista; two great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Esther Evans, of Clarkston, Wash., and Rosemary LeSollen of The Dalles; three brothers, Ellwood Surber of...

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