Richard (Dick) Borrell
June 23, 2024

Richard Thomas Borrell, “Dick” age 72 of Waverly passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 23, 2024.  He was born September 24, 1951, to Francis “Fritz” and Dorothy (Claessens) Borrell in Cokato, Minnesota.

Dick was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend.  He grew up in Waverly and graduated from St Mary’s Catholic High School in 1969.  He went onto attend Minnesota State Mankato where he received his bachelor’s degrees in education and business.

Dick was united in marriage to Cynthia Bakko in 1975 and was blessed with five children.  After that marriage ended Dick fell in love and married Patty Sibson of St. Cloud in 2006.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Former State Representative

He made his career in direct mail, successfully running DB Direct for over 20 years and employing many local residents. Dick was a manager who never asked his employees to do something he himself wasn’t willing to do.  He was often found working overtime or weekend shoulder to shoulder on the production lines with his employees.

Dick and Patty traveled the world, celebrated the weddings of their children and welcomed twenty grandchildren.  When he wasn’t traveling, he spent lots of time sharing his passion for flying, supporting the EAA (chapter 878), as well as the Wright County Republicans.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents Fritz and Dorothy, brothers David, Bernie, Mike and Jerry

He is survived by his wife Patty, children Ben (Rochelle) Borrell, Tom (Sarah) Borrell, Kelly (Ben) Vogelpohl, Beth Borrell, Barb (Nick) Wegner, stepdaughter Noel (Tom) Martin grandchildren Isabella Borrell, Emelia Borrell, Braxton Borrell, Alexandra Borrell, Lucas Borrell, Michael Garcia, Charlie Borrell, Isaac Borrell, Sophia Borrell, Dylan Borrell, Axel Vogelpohl, Reid Vogelpohl, Behr Vogelpohl, Rex Vogelpohl, Gideon Vogelpohl, Weston Wegner, Eve Wegner, Beau Wegner, Juliette Martin, Mallory Martin; siblings and spouses Janet Sherman, Rosemarie (Mike) Monahan, Ken (Karen) Borrell, Pat Borrell, Charlie (Lynn) Borrell, Gene Borrell, Ginny Monk; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2024, Church of St. Mary, Waverly, MN.  Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the St. Mary’s Parish Center with a 3:30 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.  Interment with military honors will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.