Ervin G. Borrowman

Born: Sat., Oct. 27, 1928
Died: Wed., Apr. 3, 2019


1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 09, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Apr. 09, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Ervin G. Borrowman, age 90, of Kinderhook, IL passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on October 27, 1928 in Pleasant Hill, IL to Earl and Cuma Hagan Borrowman.  He married Roberta Peer on June 3, 1951 at the Methodist Church in Pittsfield, and she survives.

Ervin graduated from Kinderhook High School, where he was a varsity basketball player.  He went on to farm with his dad until his father’s passing.  Ervin and Roberta lived in rural Kinderhook where they moved into a house he built in 1954.  He loved farming hogs, cattle, and grain until he retired at 81 years of age.  Ervin also sold Dekalb and Asgrow corn and bean seeds, winning many trips for being an outstanding salesperson.  He won Top Corn Grower of Illinois in 1970 and before retirement, he also sold grain bins for Loos Farms.  Ervin served the community as a West Pike School Board Member and served as President.  He enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge, as well as dancing of all kinds, and the game Aggravation.  His favorite thing was hauling the grandchildren and great grandchildren around for hours on the golf cart.  Ervin was described by everyone as a hard worker who had the sun on his time card.  He was also kind-hearted, humorous, strong, and intelligent.

Ervin is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Roberta, who worked side by side in the fields with her own tractor; his son, Duane Borrowman of Kinderhook, IL; two daughters, Valerie (Mark) Gittings of Champaign, IL and Karen (Tim) Coultas of Largo, FL; seven grandchildren, Nathan (Cinthya) Gittings of Amarillo, TX, Natalie (Jonathan) Beacham of Champaign, IL, Jared Borrowman of Kinderhook, IL, Ryan Gittings of Riverview, FL, Heather (J.D.) Briscoe of Hannibal, MO, Amanda (Ryan) Kummer of Orlando, FL, and Katie Coultas of Orlando, FL; eleven great grandchildren; and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; a grandson, Christopher Borrowman who was 35 years old; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the funeral chapel.  Memorials are suggested to Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Ervin's memory to the following organization:

Pittsfield West Cemetery

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Duska Shaw
   Posted Fri April 05, 2019
I just now heard your sad news. So sorry for your loss. My sympathy and love to you, Roberta, and to all your family. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

Catherine Oneill
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!!! and 'GOOD BYE"!! Your Younger Sister, Rene

   Posted Wed April 10, 2019

RuthAnn Skirvin
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Roberta & family, Bill & I were very saddened to learn of Ervin's passing. We loved Ervin and we will miss him even though we hadn't seen him for a long time. We always enjoyed Ervin & his wonderful laugh. We send our deepest sympathy and love.

Your cousin,
Ruth Ann (Foster) & Bill Skirvin

Kirk Rueb
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Dear Roberta,
So sorry for your loss. I remember happier days when Duane and I spent the weekend together eating corn on the cob at supper time hanging out with family. Then Saturday riding the motor scooter in the yard. Seeing you and Ervin at Blessing during the day when I was transporting our Senior Veterans to and from their appointments was a special treat seeing two dear friends of the past when I was a young lad, it makes me smile now when I would run into Ervin in town always had time to visit in my teenage years. I remember them like it was yesterday. I had to work during the services very sorrowful not being able to be there. I will be down soon to say "Hey." Love you all in Christ!
Kirk & Sherry Rueb

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