June 7, 1925 ~ September 3, 2010
Allen Borseth, 85, passed away September 2, 2010 at the V.A. Hospital, Fargo under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Allen L.R. Borseth was born on June 7, 1925 to Ole and Lottie (Erickson) Borseth at Comstock, Minnesota. He grew up in Comstock and attended schools in Comstock and Moorhead, Minnesota. Allen was offered a deferment to serve in the Seattle shipyards but chose to enlist in the Navy in 1943 and served in the Armed Forces until the end of World War II. After being discharged from the Navy, he became a carpenter, serving his apprenticeship in Fargo.
Allen Borseth and Ruth Dahl were married on May 20, 1947 in West Fargo at Faith Lutheran Church. They lived in Seattle for a short time while he worked at Boeing Aircraft. Allen and Ruth returned to Fargo where he built his family's first home. He built two additional homes plus his family's lake home. Over the years he worked for the Jackson Company, Martin Dahl Construction, and Allan Schober Construction. Allen retired in 1987.
Allen is survived by his wife, Ruth; his 7 children, Yvonne (Terry) Erickson, Greenbush, MN, Janice (Mike) Simpson, Columbia City, OR, Karen Marcinko, Phoenix, AZ, David Borseth, Mapleton, ND, Kevin Borseth, West Fargo, ND, Randy Borseth, Sioux Falls, SD, and Brian Borseth, Fargo; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 stepbrother, Howard Gitlestad. He is preceded in death by his father, Ole, his mother, Lottie, his stepfather, Abe Gitlestad; sisters, Hazel, Laura, Ruth, Eunice, and Frances, and brother, Roy.