Susan Elleen Borland, 47
Prior Lake — Funeral services for Susan Elleen Borland of Prior Lake were held March 6, 2008, at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Father James Berning officiated. Interment was in the Alden Cemetery. Bonnerup Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Susan died Feb. 29, 2008, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, from complications to heart surgery. She was 47 years of age.
Susan was born Sept. 9, 1960, in Winnebago, the adopted daughter of Robert and Betty (Walk) Guenther. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School and the Albert Lea Community College.
On Sept. 29, 1984, she was united in marriage to Dwight Borland at St Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Together they have made their home in Prior Lake for the past 23 years. Susan was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Prior Lake and a member of the Albert Lea American Legion Auxiliary. She had been employed as office manager for Associated Realtors in Prior Lake. She was also a supervisor at the Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake.
Susan enjoyed antiques, exhibiting at the Freeborn county fair, her dogs, her flower garden, Christmas and all of the holidays. She always made everyone feel welcome to her home. She loved people.
Susan is survived by her husband Dwight of Prior Lake, parents Robert and Betty Guenther of Alden, birth mother Mavis Huntley of Blue Earth, children Dwight Borland Jr. of Prior Lake and foster son Jason Guenther of Prior Lake. There is one granddaughter, Karley Sue Guenther.
Also surviving are two brothers Daniel (Liz) Guenther of Prior Lake, Duane (Nancy) Rorman of Blue Earth, sister Ann (J.R.) Huntley of Blue Earth. In-laws surviving include Richard Jr. (Lynn) Borland of Edina, Rebecca (Chuck) Kaye of Santa Barbara, Calif., Timothy (Kathy) Borland of Austin, Daniel (Linda) Borland of Albert Lea, Elizabeth (Ray) Vreedenburgh of Maui, Hawaii, Matthew (Deb) Borland of Albert Lea, Theresa (Reid) Sunde of Waseca, Christopher (Janice) Borland of Albert Lea. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles also survive her.
Susan was preceded in death by her brother Timothy Guenther, grandparents Edward (Ruth) Walk, Lincoln (Thelma) Guenther and in laws Richard (Anita) Borland.