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Peter L. Borstler, Sr., age 58, of Lincoln Lake, passed away Friday afternoon, May 20, 2011 at his home under the loving care of his family. The son of Betty (Badge) and Robert Borstler, he was born on March 17, 1953 in Lakeview and was raised by his grandparents, George & Hattie Badge, on the family farm near Six Lakes.

Pete had worked at Grand Rapids Diecast, as well as Michigan Wheel and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Eagles. He was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed mushrooming, feeding and watching his birds and squirrels, and watching The Price Is Right.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Borstler; his mother, Betty Beemer; a brother, Richard Dick Borstler; and his step-father, Clarence Bug Beemer.

Surviving are his children, Peter L. & Tierza Borstler, Jr. of Sheridan, and Michelle & Mike Brodock of Gowen; seven grandchildren, Melissa Borstler & Mike Mejia, Dakota, Bryan, Rae Anne, and Kaidence Borstler, and Tristan and Trenton Brodock; seven step-grandchildren; sisters, Suzanne & Bruce Beck of Gowen, Cindy & Dennis Bevis of Alabama, Tammy & Ernie Jensen of Gowen; a brother, Thomas & Brenda Beemer of Coral; a sister-in-law, Theresa Borstler of Coral; his girlfriend, Nancy TenEyck; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor Tom Turner of Jesus Non-Denominational Church will officiate and burial will follow at Spencer Mills Cemetery near Lincoln Lake.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Petes online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 12:00 am


    05/24/2011 –

    Mary Borstler Willmer

    I am so sorry for your loss, I would like to think that he is joining our relatives that have past on before us and enjoying the family reunion. Our prayers are with you all. Mary

    05/21/2011 –

    Jon Comden

    My condolences to Pete’s family and friends. I rode the bus with him for a few years when he lived near Six Lakes/Lake Montcalm area. He always was good to talk to and quite often would share candy or gum with me. Once again, I am sorry to hear of your loss.

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