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Obituary: Kent J. Borden

May 02, 2016 10:30AM ● Published by Jim

Kent J. Borden

Kent J. Borden, 49, of Beaver Dam passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his home after a remarkable fight against a cancerous brain tumor.

Kent was born on December 14, 1966 to Ralph and Marjorie (Havemann) Borden in Beaver Dam. He was a 1985 graduate of Beaver Dam High School and also a graduate of UW-Madison.  As a young man, Kent worked at Sentry Foods, the Borden family grocery store in Beaver Dam.  He later worked in sales and ran his own energy auditing company in Milwaukee.  

Kent loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.  He enjoyed music and was considered a “foodie” who loved cooking, and eating.  Kent competed in two WI Iron Man competitions.  He was considered a conservationist who was very conscience of caring for the environment.  Kent will especially be remembered as a wonderful friend who was always willing to help, share, enjoy life’s wonder.  

Kent is survived by his brother, Brian Borden; his god-daughter, Avery Smith; and further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, many, many special friends as well as his special companion, his pet dog, Dexter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jeffrey.  

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with John R. Leiting as celebrant.  Burial was held on his private hunting land.

Memorials in Kent’s name will be directed to the Dodge County Humane Society, Wisconsin Public Radio, or the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center.  

Deepest and heartfelt gratitude to the angel that has helped and shared Kent’s difficult journey these last years.  Joe Schiavone you’ve blessed us all!

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at

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