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In Loving Memory

Borchelt, John Thomas

April 19, 1950 - February 24, 2024

Surrounded by family, John went home to Jesus in heaven on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the age of 73.

Visitation will be at Kutis Funeral Home in Affton on Wednesday, February 28 from 4-7pm.

Funeral service will be held at Reformation Lutheran Church on Thursday, February 29 at 10am.

John was born in Cape Girardeau, MO on April 19, 1950 and baptized in Egypt Mills, MO on June 4, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran.

He attended Trinity Lutheran grade school and Cape Central High School. He graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska where he met Lynne, his beloved wife of 47 years.

Throughout the years he held various jobs, from teaching to maintenance to warehousing.

His hard work started with his first job around the age of 12 as a newspaper boy. He loved telling stories about his newspaper routes on his bike and especially the cat he found, carried home in his bike basket and gifted to his sister Jayne.

For over 30 years, after his full time job on a nice sunny afternoon he would mow grass and rake leaves for roughly 25 families.

For the last 17 years, he loved to keep busy by working as an usher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was most proud of his perfect attendance for the last 5 years.

If you saw him around, then you know that he was always dressed in black and gold and talking about his beloved Mizzou Tigers. He enjoyed his season tickets to the football and basketball games.

John was devoted to his church, Reformation Lutheran, by serving as an usher, a greeter, the Sunday School Superintendent, the Chairman of the Board of Education and a member of the Men’s Club and Counting Committee, but every Sunday everyone knew him as “The Donut Man”!

John is survived by his wife Lynne, daughter Michelle, sister Jayne and his best buddy Mac. He was preceded in death by his parents Marie and Willie Borchelt and his son Aaron.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to a charity of your choice on his behalf.


10 thoughts on “Borchelt, John Thomas”

  1. To the family – my heart has been broken for all of the pain John so patiently endured thru his illness; I rejoice because I know he is in a better place and hanging out with Aaron. My thoughts and prayers to you today and as you endure the next few days of planning and remembering all the fun times you all had together. Hold on to those memories. Love, Lori and Earl

  2. Lynne and Michelle: Judie and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you. John was a very giving person who was always willing to help a person. In addition, John and I had many common interests as follow: MU Tigers, STL Cardinals, Reformation Men’s Club, and Bible Class. John was a devout Christian and studied the Bible religiously. John proudly wore his Cardinal and MU clothes and he, Aaron, and Lynne were fans at many games, home and away. As Cardinal Baseball ushers, John and Aaron were always together. The Borchelt’s were so proud of Aaron’s sports memorabilia that filled every room of his home in Arnold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lynne. John will indeed be missed at Reformation.

  3. John was a staple in the luxury suites for many years at Busch stadium. He will truly be missed by his baseball family. We are praying for his family and all who loved him. A donation has been made to Stray Rescue in honor of him and his beloved dog.

  4. William Peters ,usher
    John was a special person because he would take the Metro Link and
    never complained about the train being late.John was a special person
    and took care of Aaron with his ALS and sometimes had the wrong
    jacket but was always there for the meeting and perfect attendance.
    John will be missed because he was a true usher and took care of fans.

  5. Dear Lynne and Michelle,
    My sincerest condolences for the loss of John. I have so many memories talking with him after church, and the kind person that he was. We are keeping your family in our prayers for His peace the passes understanding, and hope for the resurrection when this “sorrow will be turned into joy”.

  6. Lynne and Michelle,

    John has always been a quiet and kind soul. We know he will be sorely missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.
    Cheryl and Tim

  7. My condolences to the Borchelt family.
    I was friends with Jayne in grade school at Trinity Lutheran in Cape Girardeau.
    There were many fun times at the Borchelt house. I remember John as a kind person.
    I am sorry for your loss.


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