The Rev. Raymond H. Bornbach

Marshfield News [Wisconsin]
January 23, 2006

The Rev. Raymond Henry Bornbach, 90, a priest for 64 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Three Oaks Nursing Home, Marshfield, where he was a resident since August 2005 following a stroke.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Rozellville. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at St. Andrew's. Burial was in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Father Bornbach was born Feb. 19, 1915, in Glen Haven to Matt and Mary (Koenig) Bornbach. He attended St. Andrew Elementary School in Rozellville, Saint Lawrence Seminary in Calvary, Saint Louis Preparatory Seminary in Webster Grove, Mo., and Saint Francis Seminary in Saint Francis. He was ordained June 7, 1941, at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse by Bishop William R. Griffin.

Father Bornbach's first assignment was as assistant pastor at Saint Anthony de Padua Parish in Cazenovia in June 1941. The following June, he was appointed assistant pastor at Saint Paul Parish at Mosinee. He was then appointed assistant pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish at Marshfield in November 1943. On Oct. 18, 1945, Father Bornbach was appointed pastor of Holy Name Parish at Wausau. On April 17, 1947, he was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart Parish at Owen. He was appointed pastor of Saint Paul Parish at New Lisbon on July 9, 1952, where he served until September 1958, when he was appointed pastor at Saint Anthony de Padua Parish at Cazenovia and Saint Patrick Mission at Melanchton Creek. On Sept. 17, 1964, he was appointed as pastor of Saint Michael Parish at Junction City. He was then appointed pastor of Saint Michael Parish in Hewitt on April 2, 1968, where he served until July 1, 1996, when he was granted the status of senior priest.

Father Bornbach is lovingly survived by Helen Leitner, his housekeeper of 59 years, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Mathias and Mary Bornbach; two brothers, Joseph and John Bornbach; and five sisters, Veronica Benz, Susan Folz, Christine Hartle, Lidwina Raschke and Loretta Mancl.

Memorials may be given in father's name to St. Andrew's Church of Rozellville, St. Michael's Church of Hewitt or your favorite charity.

Father's family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Three Oaks for the excellent care he received during the five months he was there.

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home assisted the Diocese of La Crosse and the Bornbach family.


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