Carol Ruth Borelson_________________
Carol Ruth Borelson, age 78, of Kadoka, S.D., formerly of Rapid City, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Carol Ruth Borelson was born October 13, 1934 at New Underwood, the third daughter of Tobias “Toby” and Christine (Matthews) Borelson. The family resided in New Underwood for a while. After the accidental death of Carol’s oldest sister, Lorraine, the family moved to their Rapid City area ranch.
Carol grew up on the family ranch and after her parents death, she continued to reside on the ranch with her sister and care giver, Dorothy Borelson. On September 23, 2009 Carol moved into the Kadoka Nursing Home, because of the failing health of her sister, Dorothy. Carol continued to reside at the nursing home until her death.
Carol was baptized into the Catholic faith.
Grateful for having shared her life are her guardian, Robert “Bob” Heidgerken and his wife, Peggy, of Rapid City; a special friend, Paula Vogelgesang of Wanblee; and the residents of the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lorraine and Dorothy Borelson.
Visitation will be held one hour preceding the services.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Kadoka Nursing Home with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant.
Music will be provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Susan Davidson, vocalist. Pallbearers are Michael, Jay and Paula Vogelgesang, and Robert, Aaron and Ben Heidgerken. Honorary pallbearers are the residents and staff of the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis wth Father Bill Zandri officiating.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com