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Janette Borho

May 15, 2015

Funeral Mass - Thursday

May 21, 2015 10:00 A.M. with a visitation one hour prior.

St. Mary's Cathedral of Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Janette Borho

May 15, 2015


Janette Elaine (Leholm) Borho, 78, Fargo, ND passed away on May 15, 2015 at Essentia Health in Fargo. She was born on December 19, 1936 to John and Erma (Peterson) Leholm in Stanley, ND. She grew up in White Earth, ND where she graduated from high school.

Following graduation, Jan attended cosmetology school in Bismarck. She spent 40 years working at a career that she loved.

Jan was united in marriage to Adrian Jerome Anderson and they had five children.

Later in life, she married Richard Borho and the couple remained married until his passing in 1994.

Jan was a very active woman, playing sports in her younger years. Music was one of her favorite hobbies and she loved to sing. She was a member of St. Mary’s in Fargo. Jan was a devout Catholic and found peace at the Cathedral where she went to Mass every day.

She is survived by her children, Dallas (Donna) Anderson, Mari (Lee) Kvam, Susan (Lee) Zahradka, and Scott Anderson; and grandchildren, Devin (Jennifer) Anderson and Caitlyn (Brian) Christensen; Natalie (Nate) Johnson, Shanna (Alec) Lower, and Elle Kvam; Danielle (Zach) Cooley and Lukas Zahradka; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son, David Anderson; granddaughter, Lindsey Kvam; grandson, Colby Anderson; and siblings, Arden Leholm, Gary Nichols, Eugene Thorvilson, Richard Thorvilson.


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10 responses to “Janette Borho”

  1. Art Olson says:

    Dear Family , Friends , and Former Classmates of Janette , As a First Cousin of Janette . I am reminiscent of Our early life together . Along with her Brother Arden and Family members. We were very active together at Our Norwegian Grandparents John and Karen Leholm’s Farm . Located Southeast of Tioga In Pleasant Valley Township . There were always things to do . Even to have Family picnics that would include Neighbors . Not one to let grass grow under her feet . Janette was active in developing her talents in her early life . During her White Earth School years she was active in Music and girls White Earth Girls “Tigers” Basketball Team . Janette Graduated from White Earth High School with Her Class in 1954 . God Bless her wonderful Children and Grandchildren . Sincerely ‘ Art Olson

  2. Debi Messersmith says:

    Dallas, Mari, Susan and Scott and families: We were so sorry to hear of Janette’s passing. I do know what you are going through. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All.

    Debi Messersmith, Robert Messersmith, Patty Messersmith Berday and family, Sandra Messersmith Shefstad,and family, and Bobbi Messersmith

  3. Scott Anderson says:

    I you Mom…………………………………………………

  4. Ellen Fox says:

    Jan was A good friend, classmate, and someone I thought of often, even though we kept in touch only once or twice a year as we got older. My sympathy to her family. God bless.

  5. Bryce Huseby says:

    So sorry to hear the news of the passing of Jan. It is always hard to loose a loved one as it is such a void in our lives. May you find strength through our lord Jesus Christ. Thinking of all of you!

  6. Ella Cvancara says:

    Peace to Janette’s family. I lived across the street from her most of our school years, played basketball with her, was a cheerleader with her, and sang with her in various groups. She was a spunky, fun friend to have known.

  7. scott stenseth says:

    My condolences to Scott and his family-Scott Stenseth

  8. Mariam Conlin says:

    Jan helped my mother Joyce Weingarten and was very good to her. We will miss Jan and our prayers are with her family. God will reward Jan for all the good she has done in Fargo. Jan made Fargo a great place to live through her prayers and example.

  9. Jean Ramberg, Bartels says:

    Janette and I were best friends in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. I tried several time to find her but always seemed to run out of leads. She lived with my Parents, Joel and Ida Mae Ramberg when she went to beauty school. I will always remember her as a part of our family. God be with all her family. Love Jean

  10. Richard Schultz says:

    Janette was a friend

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