Lawrence “Larry” J. Borer

Lawrence “Larry” J. Borer, 81, of Norfolk, formerly of Elgin, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk.

Larry is survived by four children: Jeff (Val) Borer of Norfolk, Brian (Donna) Borer of Lawton, OK, Jolene (Matt) Weinandt of Wynot and Les (Rachelle) Borer of Norfolk, 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one on the way, two brothers-in-law: Henry (Marilyn) Ketteler of Petersburg and Jim (Rosemary) Ketteler of Atkinson, sister-in-law Carol Borer of Auburn, IN, as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen in March of 2020, brothers: Vic (Ann) Borer, Dennis (Mildred) Borer, Roman (Willa) Borer, Gerald Borer and Joe Borer, sisters: Rita (Jim) Daly, Sally (Al) Hagemann, June (Bud) Simons, Claire (husbands Stanley Simons and Mel Pelster) Pelster and Bernadine (Lawrence) Spieker.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin with Fr. John Hagemann officiating. Burial followed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Petersburg with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin and the American Legion Riders. A recording of Larry’s service will be available to be viewed on his obituary page at
Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences by be sent to the family at