Phyllis Borud

phyllis borud
Phyllis Marcella (Lekang) Borud, 79, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at her home in Kindred, ND with her loving husband Curt by her side. Phyllis Lekang was born October 2, 1940 to Paul and Erma (Springer) Lekang in Fargo, ND. She grew up in Wyndmere, ND and attended Wyndmere High School. She also graduated from New York Hairdressing Academy in Fargo. Phyllis and Curtis D. Borud were married in Wyndmere Lutheran Church on June 28, 1959. They were blessed with three children. In 1967 they made the big move to Babbitt, in Northeastern, MN. They created a wonderful home for their family. Enjoying snowmobiling, camping, trips to the BWCA, chopping and collecting wood together to heat their home during the energy crisis of the 70’s. Phyllis was also an active member at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, singing and helping with the youth. Her Faith was very important to her. Phyllis made lifelong friends in Babbitt. Eventually, Phyllis and Curt moved back to their hometown of Wyndmere. Phyllis worked for Wyndmere Public School until 2006 when she retired. By this time, she was enjoying Grandchildren too. In 2012 they moved to Kindred, ND, where they have enjoyed new friends and fellowship at Kindred Lutheran Church and Senior Citizens. Phyllis loved her husband, children, grandchildren and attending family get togethers. Phyllis always had a pot of coffee and something homemade and sweet to share. She is survived by her husband Curtis of 60 years and 365 days. She is also survived by her children; Shawn (Tim) Tweiten, West Fargo, ND, Troy (Susan) Borud, Bismarck, ND, Candice (Dan) Gulbranson, Moore, OK, step-daughter, Sheila (Steve) Haberman, Barney, ND; grandchildren, Krissy Borud, Kamryn Tweiten, Tim Tweiten, Nick (Kelly) Tweiten, Mason Borud, Conor (Morgan) Borud, Payton (fiancé Jordan Piatz) Borud, Danielle Gulbranson, Seth Gulbranson, Anna Gulbranson, Ben Haberman, Lance Haberman and great-grandsons, Mason Haberman and Ezekiel Hines. She is also survived by her brothers, Jack, Roy (Carla), Richard (Joyce), James (Donna) Lekang and sister, Judy (Rodney) Rudolph, brother-in-law, James (Mary) Borud, sisters-in-law, Lenora Jensen and Shirley Berg as well as her 26 nieces and nephews and many other loving relatives and friends. She was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, mother and father-in-law, Conroy and Onnelee Borud, sisters-in-law, Gail Lekang and JoAnn Lekang, brothers-in-law, Don Davis, Richard Berg, Gary Borud and nephew David Lekang. Phyllis’ family would like to extend their gratitude to for the special care they received from both Hospice of the Red River Valley and Lynne Lekang Grams. Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2020 at Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred. Burial: Elk Creek Cemetery, Wyndmere, ND. Phyllis' Live Streamed Prayer Service can be viewed below starting at 6:30 P.M.:
We will be live streaming the funeral tomorrow for Phyllis Borud on the Kindred Lutheran Church Facebook page at

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  1. Shawn and Family, We are so sorry to hear about you Mom. Mom’s are the cornerstone to the household. And no one can take their place. Know that we are praying for you. Treasure the memories and know that she is never far away. My heart hurts for you. All our love, Larry and Patty Olson

  2. Curt and family, so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Phyllis at school, a sweet lady. She was always asking how my family members were doing. She always said I have such “good looks” like my g-pa Stanley. She’ll be missed.
    Take Care
    Boe Herbranson

  3. In a short time Phyllis became very dear to me. Started through Kindred Lutheran Church & coffee fellowship following services. She was so easy to like with such a warm heart. She would say “stop in for coffee” so I started doing that sometimes bringing goodies to share. Curt & Phyllis always had stories to tell, I felt very welcomed in their home. Phyllis I will miss you greatly! You are singing with the angels in your Heavenly home.

  4. So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful soul!!! Sending prayers for strength and comfort. ❤

  5. Our hearts go out to you at this heavy time of loss. We have fond memories of the Boruds living in Babbitt. Know that our prayers are with all of you. John & Elaine Postudensek

  6. I enjoyed the video so much and can see what an incredible family bond Phyllis created!God bless your family .i am praying for all of you during this incredibly hard time

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