Nancy Marie Borth, 83 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. She was born July 24, 1939, in Michigan City, IN to Julius and Marie (Bankowski) Jakelski. Nancy made her career in human resources at Walmart in Valparaiso for over 20 years. Prior to that, she had worked as a dance instructor, and assisted her husband in owning and operating their business, Industrial Woodworking. Nancy was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso where she sang in the choir and volunteered at the St. Agnes Center. She loved quilting and was even a member of a quilting club called the Persian Pickles. Nancy will be remembered as a generous, welcoming, and loving woman. She will be dearly missed.
On September 1, 1962, in Michigan City, Nancy married Richard Borth, who survives, along with their sons: Phil (Kellie) Borth of Valparaiso, IN, Tim (Linda Piazza) Borth of Chicago, IL, and Greg (Jill) Borth of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren: Max, Luke, Mollie, and Zach Borth, Alyssa (Jimmy) Kussow, Austin and Evan Borth; great-granddaughter, Sadie; and brothers: Patrick (Debbie) Jakelski and Rick (Mary) Jakelski. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Jerome Jakelski.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. A funeral mass will begin on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, with burial to follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Agnes Center, 1859 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46385.
I am so sorry for your loss. Just wish that I had words to make this easier for you. -Chris Martel
Our sympathy to the entire Borth family. Even though the only time we saw Nancy was at Alyssa and Jimmy's wedding in Colorado, we remember her as such a friendly, sweet lady. May you all find comfort in knowing that she is at peace. Hugs and prayers for everyone. God Bless. -Paulette & Larry Kussow
Nancy was a beautiful lady. I remember her so well from my childhood. Dick and Nancy were great friends with my parents. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to the family. -Lee Blieden DeWitt
My deepest condolences on the loss Nancy. She was like a second mother to me for a good part of my childhood. -Dennis Peterson
You have our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Keeping you all in our prayers. -David and Diane Dold and Family
I remember when Nancy was a member of String-a-Long quilt guild. Such a sweet and fun loving quilter. My condolences to the entire family. -Martha Clendenin Campolattara
My sincerest condolences to the entire family and friends!! I worked with her from the beginning at Wal-Mart and she was so nice, wonderful lady. She always tried to help all the associates, no matter how big the issue! I'm still there and loved seeing her when she came in shopping! Will miss her smile and the picture you posted is perfect! My prayers are with you all. -Pam White
You are all in my prayers. I will miss her . She was a second mom to me growing up. Always there if you scraped your knee with hugs and a band-aid She would take me to Belly dance class with her love her. Love to all, -Janice Jahnz-Fleck