Lucille Borsch

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Lucille A. Borsch, nee Westwood, 97, of Belleville, IL, born October 15, 1920, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at her residence at Morningside of Shiloh, Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Borsch was a former member of First United Methodist Church of O’Fallon, IL and the Belleville/Swansea Women of the Moose Lodge 1221. She was a homemaker and was employed at Scott Air Force Base and as a manager for Stanley Home Products.  Lucille enjoyed dancing and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years,  Elmer L. Borsch, whom she married on July 25, 1938, and who died on February 1, 2011; her parents, Francis and Phoebe, nee Hodgett, Westwood; a brother, Clarence Mullett; five sisters, Evelyn (Willard) Cook, Lillian (Emil) Fix, Irene (Bill) Taylor, Nellie Burns, and Mildred (Bill) Berger; and a brother-in-law, Emil Borsch.

Surviving are a son, Thomas L. (Gwen) Borsch of Shiloh, IL;
two grandchildren, Thomas W. (Jennifer) Borsch of O’Fallon, IL, and Ryan H. Borsch (friend, Jayne) of O’Fallon, IL;
three step-grandchildren, David Novak of St. Louis, MO, Jeff (Denise) Novak of Swansea, IL, and Chris (Tara) Novak of O’Fallon, IL;
four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Liam, Riley, and Andrew;
many nieces and nephews;
other relatives;
and many friends.

Lucille’s family wishes to extend their appreciation to Carole Berger and Jules Johanson and the staff of Morningside of Shiloh for providing loving care to her around the clock.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


2 Comments on Lucille Borsch

Sharon (Scheibel) Milley said : Guest Report Jul 17, 2018 at 9:42 PM

My parents, Dot and Els Scheibel, were close friends of Lucille and Frenchy. Many fun dances together. I would visit Lucille and just heard the sad news of her passing. A life well lived and how she loved her family. Sharon Milley

  • The Villages
  • FL
Judy James said : Guest Report Jul 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Sorry to read of Lucille's passing. We have such wonderful thoughts of her. I first met her as a Stanley Products lady some 55 years ago. She was such a sweet lady. In more recent years, she would attend dances at the Moose where my husband's band (the Don James Band) would play. She never failed to ask him "how's Judy?". Don hosted her first Stanley products party for men. Tom, you and your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  • Okawville
  • IL

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