Ken Borkowski sent me several Borkowski obituaries and a couple of recent pictures of his obituary {Auguste (Frankenstein) Borkowski} was translated by his nephew which can be found on my Manning obituary page linked on the left side.

September 3, 2018 e-mail from Ken Borkowski.
Wilhelm Heinrich Borkowski & Auguste Frankenstein-Borkowski were my great grand parents.
They are buried in Audubon county Lincoln township cemetery which is 1 mile north of the old Trinity church site north west of Gray.
They had 3 children Mathilda, Carl and Otto F. (My grand father) all born in Poland or Germany.
They migrated to Audubon county when my grand father (the youngest) was about 4 years old.
My nephew Scott Borkowski translated the remembrance card for us.

Ken Borkowski

In Memory of Kenneth Borkowski
December 28, 1951 - March 11, 2022

Ken Borkowski 1967

Memorial Service: Sunday, March 20th, 1pm at West Center Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.
Interment: Monday, March 21st, 1pm at Manning, Iowa, Cemetery.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life at the Kerkhoff Shelter House at Trestle Park in Manning following the burial.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please visit and hit the "View Live Cast" button.

Kenneth was the son of Harold and Evelyn (Weems) Borkowski. He was born December 28, 1951, at Manning, Iowa. He passed away March 11, 2022.
Kenneth was preceded in death by mother, Evelyn Borkowski in 1982; father, Harold "Jack" Borkowski in 2001; grandparents, Earl and Mabel Weems, Otto and Emma Borkowski; nephew, Jeff Williams; grandnephew, Kadin Green.

Survived by wife, Francene; daughters, Na Netta Renee Jones, Linnetta Jones Anderson (Patrick); grandsons, Marquis Omari Jones and Jamon Lee Hampton (Bekka); great-grandchildren, Levi Randall and Samson Thomas Beyer; brother, Jack Borkowski of Iowa Falls, Iowa; five sisters: Karen Stueve (Ken) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Gwenda Basham (Joel) of Exira, Iowa, Marla Williams of Newton, Kansas, Juanette Birk (Frank) of Gridley, Kansas, Lori Borkowski of Manning,Iowa; 11 nieces and nephews.

Kenneth enjoyed farm living, peace and quiet, family gatherings, car shows, antique cars, The Road Shows, ancestry research, "Figuring Out the Impossible," and the Men's Fellowship Breakfast first Saturday of each month. He was a member of Bible Truth Ministries for 16 years. Kenneth graduated from the Manning Community School District in 1971, and received his Associates Degree from Columbia University in Columbia, Missouri.

He was recruited by IBM to work at OPPD. As a child growing up, he was known by family and friends as a great "prankster" with witty jokes and quick comebacks. Kenneth loved to encourage others on the job and in life. He was so clever that he was united in marriage to his "nurse," Francene on May 20th, 2011, at the Kroc Center in Omaha by Pastors Rordy and Ramona Smith.

1971 MHS graduates: Janet Louise Arp, Peggy Joellyn Bennett, Kenneth E. Borkowski, Mary Chavarria, Marion Clausnitzer, Mary Helen Croghan, William David Croghan, Thomas Paul Doyel, Karen Sue Dreier, Debra Ann Fogleman, Alan Paul Grimm, Vernon Henry Hansen (valedictorian), Tommy Lee Hargens, Barbara Cheryl Heithoff, Richard Evans Hornberger, Mary "Ging" Virginia Hudson, Rebecca Ann Hugeback, Eugene Joseph Irlbeck, Marty M. Kerkhoff, Francine Martha Kruse, Kristyn Sue Kuhn, JoAnn McNutt, Twyla Marie Misselhorn (salutatorian), Michele Marie Mohr, Vickie Lee Musfeldt, Joseph Lynn Odendahl, Beverly June Ohde, Steven L. Olsen, Susann Carol Opperman, Dennis Edwin Reischl, Allen Glen Rohe, Donald Glenn Rohe, Donald Lyle Rowedder, Kent Lee Rutz, Rebecca Sue Saunders, Susan Rae Schroeder, Darlys Jean Schrum, Sidney Eugene Schrum, Gregory Carl Schultz, Rosemarie Leah Schultz, Rebecca Susan Sextro, Lola Rae Stammer, Marjorie Ann Stangl, Michael Arved Stangl, Frances Kay Struve, Danny Leo Thielen, Edward Ricky Venteicher, David Charles Walters, John Craig Wanninger, Daniel John Weis, Mary Susan Wiese. High School Equivalency Diplomas May, 1971, Area XI, Ankeny at Manning* Barbara (Knight) Handlos, Sharil (Jentzen) Lamaack, Joan (Kloewer) Ramsey, Barbara (Davis) Ramsey, Pat (Gaer) Rostermundt, Cyla (Freese) Schrum, Dorothy (Martens) Schrum, Alice (Eisenmenger) Stangl, Alice Stevens, Clausie Strosahl, Dorothy (Moore) Strosahl, Helena (Gerdes) Tank, Vicki (Atkins) Waterbury

1971 former students: Michael Aiken, Linda Barnum, Gregory Blum, Pamela Bogatzke, Jaunette Borkowski, Janice Campbell, Mark Frisinger, Deborah Genzen, Denise Genzen, Randy Hodne, James Hummer, Margaret Irlmeier, Marlene Irlmeier, Steven Irlmeier, Deanna Jensen, Rhonda Joens, Kenneth Knutsen, Henry McKinney, Jr., Lavonne Meaike, Jeffrey Moore, Anthony Muhlbauer, Gary Mundt, Greg Naylor, Agnes Nepple, Anne Nepple, Greg Oakley, Robin Oakley, Lynn Owen, Bruce Prosise, Ray Record, Richard Ricke, Kathy Rushenberg, Margaret Schwaller, Jackie Shoemaker, Merle Sorden, Darrell Thompson, Barbara Wassom, Randy Weifenbach, David Weiskircher, Robert Weiss, John Wuebker


Juanette, Gwen, Marla, Ken and his wife Francene, Karen, Lori, Jack

Back: Ken, Marla, Gwen, Karen, Jack
Front: Juanette, Harold "Jack," Evelyn, Laurel "Lori"

Jack & Evelyn (Weems) Borkowski

Jack Borkowski WWII

Jack Borkowski on the left

Gwenda Borkowski MHS 1966

Jackie Borkowski MHS 1961

1962 Sophomore float 3rd place

Back: Karen Borkowski
Front: possibly Jackie Moore
Not in view: Lois Oakley, Gretchen Tank

Quill & Scroll 1961

Fourth: Roger Hansen, Paul Mundt, Jack Borkowski, Mr. Sam Mast, Sponsor
Third: Valda Lamaack, Jean Thomssen, Judy Thomssen, Nancy Mohr, Pat Knobbe
Second: Birgitta Carlsson, Marilyn Brus, Barb Bruck, Lila Hargens, Sandra Mohr, Dorothy Fink
Front: Donna Ahrendsen, Betsy Musfeldt, Eleanor Ehlers, Carol Kuhl, Beth Eckholdt, Frances Grimm

Senior Homeroom A 1961

Fourth: Dave Hass, Jack Borkowski, Tom Bennett, Pat Knobbe, Roger Hansen, Sandi Johnson, Pat Kasperbauer, Lenny Carsten
Third: Kenny Boell, Carol Beck, Lila Hargens, Terry Doyel, Marilyn Brus, Denny Frahm, Mr. Johnson
Second: Warren Fischer, Frances Grimm, Wayne Jensen, Birgitta Carlsson, Terry Adamson, Barb Bruck, Dean Grimm, John Ehrichs
Front: Beth Eckholdt, Eileen Frahm, Lowell Jahn, Dorothy Fink, Donna Ahrendsen, Linda Handlos, Jerry Callender, Joan Heithoff, Eleanor Ehlers

Page 129 of the Manning Schools history book
Circa 1956 Jefferson No. 1
Back: Jackie Borkowski, Fred Gruhn, Duane Swensen, Robert Barten, Gene Wycoff, Mrs. Grace Andresen the teacher
Middle: Jane Christensen, Jeff Musfeldt, Jackie Moore, Gene Wycoff, Karen Borkowski
Front: Linda Barten, Laurel Musfeldt, Chuck Moore, Gwenda Borkowski

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