Kenneth E. Borkowski

Kenneth E. Borkowski

December 28, 1951 – March 11, 2022

Memorial Service: Sunday, March 20th, 1pm at West Center Chapel. Interment: Monday, March 21st, 1pm at Manning, Iowa Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Kenneth was the son of Harold and Evelyn (Weems) Borkowski.  He was born December 28,1951 at Manning, Iowa. Kenneth was preceded in death by mother, Evelyn Borkowski in 1982; father, Harold “Jack” Borkowski in 2001; grandparents, Earl and Mabel Weems, Otto and Emma Borkowski; nephew, Jeff Williams; grandnephew, Kadin Green.

Survived by wife, Francene; daughters, Na Netta Renee Jones, Linnetta Jones Anderson (Patrick); grandsons, Marquis Omari Jones and Jamon Lee Hampton (Bekka); great-grandchildren, Levi Randall and Samson Thomas Beyer; brother, Jack Borkowski of Iowa Falls, Iowa; five sisters: Karen Stueve (Ken) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Gwenda Basham (Joel) of Exira, Iowa, Marla Williams of Newton, Kansas, Juanette Birk (Frank) of Gridley, Kansas, Lori Borkowski of Manning, Iowa; 11 nieces and nephews.           

Kenneth enjoyed farm living, peace and quiet, family gatherings, car shows, antique cars, The Road Shows, ancestry research, “Figuring Out the Impossible”, and the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast first Saturday of each month.  He was a member of Bible Truth Ministries for 16 years.  Kenneth graduated from the Manning Community School District and received his Associates Degree from Columbia University in Columbia, Missouri.  He was recruited by IBM to work at OPPD.  As a child growing up, he was known by family and friends as a great “prankster” with witty jokes and quick comebacks. Kenneth loved to encourage others on the job and in life. He was so clever that he was united in marriage to his “nurse,” Francene on May 28th, 2011, at the Kroc Center in Omaha by Pastors Rordy and Ramona Smith.





  • Terry Christensen Posted March 14, 2022 6:56 pm

    Our condolences to the family.

  • Cindy Andersen Posted March 14, 2022 11:15 pm

    Sending my sympathy. So sad to learn of Ken’s passing. I worked with him for years at OPPD. We sat across the aisle from each other. He was a good guy.

  • Walter Coley Posted March 15, 2022 12:07 am

    I will always remember the spirit of my brother in Christ. His faith was always on display and changed many. I am blessed to have known him.

  • Candy Clark Posted March 15, 2022 10:16 am

    I remember Ken’s help when I first came to IT. After that we became good friends. Ken is a smart and good man. I wish I could attend Ken’s funeral, but I still in Arizona. RIP Ken. You are loved.

  • Rich Settje Posted March 15, 2022 11:05 am

    May Ken rest in peace. I too worked with Ken for many years. He was always great to work with and be around. He shared his love for muscle cars and computers. Great person and he will be missed.

  • Barbara Wittrock Posted March 16, 2022 9:52 am

    My sincere condolences. I feel fortunate to have had a chance to reacquaint with Ken at our high school class reunion last summer.

  • DORIS A CRAYTON Posted March 16, 2022 11:47 am

    Norman and I send our condolences we will always remember how Ken made us feel like part of his family. Rest in peace until we meet again. I know you are praising the Lord in joy and happiness.

  • Fred Jones Posted March 17, 2022 7:01 am

    I worked with Ken at OPPD he was a neat guy to know. Please accept my sympathy

  • Frank and Brenda Ellis Posted March 18, 2022 7:45 am

    Heartfelt condolences to Francene and family of Kenneth. May God’s peace be with you. Kenneth was a wonderful soul and will be missed. Love always…

  • Patricia webster Posted March 18, 2022 8:11 am

    So sorry for your loss

  • Maxine Lane Posted March 18, 2022 7:04 pm

    My prayers go out to my Sister and family. I will truly miss Kenneth’s smile and humor. 💕

  • Twyla Misselhorn Posted March 18, 2022 8:35 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. My deepest sympathies to Francene, extended family, and friends.

  • Rochelle White Posted March 19, 2022 5:35 am

    My deepest condolences to Francene and the entire Borkowski family during this time. Prayers of comfort and strength during this time.

  • Tim Mcivor Posted March 19, 2022 8:18 pm

    I worked with Ken at OPPD. He was a great team member. I always appreciated his wry sense of humor. I pray the God will bring peace and comfort to his family.

  • Tommie and Elizabrth Howard Posted March 20, 2022 10:13 am

    You and the family have us sincere condolences🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Ellis and Tallie Bishop Posted March 20, 2022 6:34 pm

    Our sincere condolences and much love to the Borkowski family! May God give you peace during your time of sorrow.

  • J Sharee Eggleston Posted March 22, 2022 6:18 pm

    Wishing the family the comfort only God can provide. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known such a kind, generous, and welcoming spirit of a man. I am even more grateful that he is with Jesus and that we will see him again.

  • Allen Schneider Posted August 22, 2022 6:08 pm

    Ken was a great co- worker I was grateful to have worked with him years ago at western engineering during his asphalt construction days before his car accident. Always enjoyed working with Ken . Rest in peace

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