Madison-Barbara Borde, age 76, of Madison passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. She was born on December 16, 1935 in Albion, WI the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Carl) Borde. Barbara worked many years for the Dane County Court System until her retirement in 2000. Barbara was a world traveler and an avid member of the Dairyland Walkers Club. She participated in frequent walks in the United States and globally and made many friends in doing so. She was happy to be able to complete the 2011 International Olympiad in Turkey, shortly after undergoing serious surgery. Barbara was a tireless volunteer for numerous organizations and a generous Red Cross blood donor. She loved antique furniture and was very accomplished at refinishing, upholstery and sewing. Barbara was a master gardener who took great joy in the beauty of flowers and the outdoors.
She is survived by sister, Ellen (Clifford) Swann; niece, Diane (Lon) Michener and her beloved grand-nephew, Blake (fiancée, Nicole Gulatz) Michener.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1021 Spaight Street, with Rev. Dustin Krystowiat officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., and also from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday. Private family interment will be at Fassett Cemetery, Edgerton, WI.
Her family wishes to thank the staff at Agrace and her many friends for supporting her during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Agrace Hospice or Carbone Cancer Center.