2013-01-10 / Obituaries

Lydia Borth, 82, of Beulah

Lydia Borth, 82, of Beulah, formerly of Turtle Lake, died peacefully on Friday morning Dec. 28, 2012, at the Knife River Care Center in Beulah.

Lydia was born in Tappen on June 15, 1930, the daughter of John and Bertha (Aiperspach) Hottman (the oldest of four daughters). In April of 1947 she was united in marriage to Norbert Borth in Medina.

They lived in Tappen and owned and operated the grocery/variety store there until January 1955 when they moved to Turtle Lake to start a grocery store. Through the years their family grew to include three daughters, LaDean, Noreen and Denise.

Lydia and Norbert lived in Turtle Lake until 1978, when they moved to Bismarck to own and operate a home decor business. In 1996, Norbert moved to the Knife River Care Center, Beulah. Norbert passed away onAug. 16, 2003. Lydia moved into the Senior Suites, Hazen until August 2009 when she became a resident in the Beulah Knife River Care Center.

Lydia is survived by her daughters, LaDean (Terry) Schafer, Linton, Noreen (fiance, Dave Steckler) Gabriel of Hazen, Denise (Nick) Nicholas of Crookston, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Tammy (Leo) Worner, Scott (Laurie) Schafer, John (Nici) Gabriel, Sarah (Eric) Volk, Travis (Jamie) Nicholas, Laura Lee (Jay) Tupa, Michael Nicholas and Benjamin Nicholas; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma Ritter of Scott, La.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Lydia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Norbert Borth; her great-grandson Ian Gabriel; great-granddaughter, Cecelia Volk; two sisters, Esther Taylor and Ida Kluth.

Services were held at 10 a.m. CST, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen, with Pastor Walt Wolff officiating.

Burial followed at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.

Arrangements were conducted by Barbot-Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.

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