Donald Max Borgen Sr. (Donnie), 79

Donald Max, Borgen Sr, (Donnie) age 79 passed away at his home in Elko  New Market on February 28,2023.  

Donnie was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Regina (Chalmers)  Borgen, step-mother Ruth (Pass) Borgen; sister Elaine (Borgen) Cross and brother Allen Borgen. 

Donnie is survived by wife of 54 years, Linda (Anderson) Borgen; children,  Donald Jr., DJ (Kim) Borgen, Melissa (Adam) Barsness; grandchildren, Tyson, Levi, Jacob, Noah, Kolten, Jace, Harper and one great-granddaughter, Violet and sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and their  spouses.  

Donnie served 5 ½ years in the US Army and was very proud to serve his country.

Donnie was an over-the-road truck driver most of his life and had over 4  million, accident-free miles before he retired in September 2016. He was  also proud that he was selected Minnesota Driver of the month January 2008. He competed with 11 other drivers for Minnesota truck driver of the year for 2008.  

Donnie resided in Elko New Market for 54 years and liked to "saunter"  down to the Bullseye Saloon for the morning "coffee clutch" - of course  there was no coffee consumed. Donnie had an infectious laugh and could  tell one joke after another to keep everyone laughing. He will be deeply  missed.  

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 25 at Bullseye Saloon from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.



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