Obituary for Shirlee Marie Borthen

    • Name: Shirlee Marie Borthen
    • Home Town: Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach
    • Date of Death: 03/08/2019
    • Birth Place: St. Paul, MN
    • Birth Date: 05/03/1924
    • Service Date: 05/03/2019 at 11:00 AM
    • Service Place: St. Brendan The Navigator Catholic Church, Shallotte
    • Interment: St. Gabriel''s Catholic Church Columbarium, Charlotte, NC

    Shirlee Marie Borthen, 94, of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, NC died Thursday, March 8, 2019 at home surrounded by her family and under the care of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

    She was born in St. Paul, MN on May 3, 1924 to the late William Fredrick Herzog and Margaret Knops Herzog. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton Leigh Borthen, her brother Warren Herzog and her sisters Jean Schneeweis, Lorrain Exley and Dolores Vacha all of St. Paul, MN.

    Surviving children are Bonnie M. Borthen of Sunset Beach, NC, Jeffrey S. Borthen of Mobile, AL., and Leanne B Brackett of Catawba, NC; 5 grandchildren are Jason L. Borthen of Washington, DC, Courtney B. Wolfe of Statesville, NC, Cody Brackett of Claremont, NC, Noah Borthen of Newport News, VA and Spencer Borthen of Columbia SC; 3 great grandchildren are Hayden Brackett and Harper Brackett both of Claremont, NC and Justin Wolfe, Jr. of Statesville, NC.

    A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 3, 2019 in St. Brendan The Navigator Catholic Church followed by a family inurnment service at the columbarium at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, POB 3369, 409 Bay Street, NMB 29582.

    On-line condolences can be made at

    Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte

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