Joseph J. Borghoff, IV

Joseph J. Borghoff, IV

September 1, 1948 – February 6, 2020


Beloved father, grandfather, brother, life partner, uncle, and friend.

Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Joseph J. and Katherine (Dolly) Borghoff.  Joe will be remembered for his quick wit and dry sarcasm, his generosity to those he loved, and his warm smile for everyone he met.  He was an avid golf enthusiast, loved a good game of poker, and hunting waterfowl and deer.  He treasured his grandchildren above all and looked forward to attending their sporting events.  He is survived by former spouse, Ingrid; daughter, Aubrey Kuhl; grandchildren: Dylan, Addy, Bella, and Brooklyn; sisters, Cathy “Kate” McAuliffe (Rick); Mary Alice Howick; and brother, John (Rosemary); many nieces and nephews and good friends.

Family will receive friends Sunday, February 9th from 2pm to 4pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 4pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, February 10th, 10am, Holy Cross Catholic Church (4810 Woolworth Ave.)  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials to the Katherine A. and Ingrid A. Borghoff Tuition Award, Mercy High School, Holy Cross Educational Fund, or Josie Harper Hospice House.



  • Michael G Kuzma Posted February 7, 2020 7:42 am

    JB, I’m so sorry for your loss. We will be there on Monday to support you and your family.

  • Molly and Peter Bracha Posted February 7, 2020 9:48 am

    Wishing we could be there this weekend. We love you, Uncle Joe, and we miss you greatly already.

    Molly & Peter Bracha

    • Ingrid Borghoff Posted February 9, 2020 8:09 am

      Thank you, Molly and Peter. You will be with us in spirit.

  • Lyle Olsen Posted February 7, 2020 10:13 am

    Mary Alice. So sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. Lyle Olsen

  • Shelly Salmans Stromp Posted February 7, 2020 10:47 am

    My deepest sympathies are sent to the family. I was saddened to see this. I worked for Joe at Brum-Ko right out of high school 35 years ago. He was always very kind to me. I occasionally ran into Joe over the past years and he never forgot the good times we all had working there. Rest in Peace Joe.

    • Ingrid Borghoff Posted February 8, 2020 5:57 pm

      Thank you, Shelly. Joe admired your work ethic and had great confidence in your abilities. You proved him right. Thank you for your kind sentiment.

  • Deby Raymond Arant Posted February 7, 2020 11:30 am

    I am both shocked and sadden to hear of your loss. It is never easy to loose someone dear to you, especially a sibling. Keeping you in my prayers.

  • John F Smolen Posted February 7, 2020 5:45 pm

    Ingrid, Paula/Molly and I sorry for your loss. The world lost a good man. Joe will be your angel looking out for you You and your family are in our prayers John and Molly

    • Ingrid Borghoff Posted February 7, 2020 11:06 pm

      Thank you, John and Paula.

  • Gayle Bailey Posted February 7, 2020 11:23 pm

    Thinking of you during this difficult 🙏 time.

    • Ingrid Borghoff Posted February 9, 2020 11:47 am

      Thank you, Gayle.

  • Tom and Eileen (Blazek) Apke Posted February 8, 2020 10:18 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe,
    Many prayers for all of his family. 🙏

    • Ingrid Borghoff Posted February 8, 2020 5:58 pm

      Thank you, Tom and Eileen. We will miss him. We appreciate the prayers.

  • Joseph E. Trawicki Posted February 10, 2020 9:23 am

    Joe was a classmate at Prep and a great guy. My prayers go out for Joe and his family. God bless you all.

    • Ingrid Borghoff Posted February 10, 2020 7:03 pm

      Thank you, Joe.

  • Paul Beveridge Posted February 11, 2020 3:21 am

    Agree with Joe Trawicki. Joe B was a great guy. Have many good memories of both Joe and Ingrid.

    • Ingrid Borghoff Posted February 11, 2020 10:40 pm

      Thank you, Paul. We all had fun times at Creighton and on the golf course.

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