Sally Lynn (Minnear) Borrousch went home to Heaven, Monday, October 30, 2017.
Sally was born in Shepherd, on April 13, 1939, the daughter of Jack and Frances Minnear. She was a ray of sunshine to all; sharing her warmth, love, compassion, her brilliant smile and contagious laughter. She was loved by and will be missed by so many.
Sally’s parents settled in the Grayling area after many moves with the Pure Oil Company. In 1957, she graduated from Grayling High School then moved to Bay City to attend North Eastern, a secretarial school. She would agree that the most important job decision she made was to go to work for the Dow Corning Corporation where she met her beloved Roger. This past June they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
It was a beautiful warm day on June 16, 1962, when Roger and Sally were married at what would become their spiritual home, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Midland. Their family began several years later with the birth of a daughter, Regina, and then a son, Barrett. And finally, as she would say, her grandchildren arrived; Cameron in 1999, Benjamin and Bailey in 2011. They were truly adored by her.
Sally worked at Dow Corning and the Midland Community Center for a time before their children were born, but most of her career, over 30 years, was spent in a variety of positions at the Midland Country Club. She became their banquet manager in the 1980s; and in this behind the scenes role countless graduations, weddings, and festivities were catered to perfection. Her love for people and willingness to help others made her almost an icon there and each person was always greeted with her smile and kindness. She was simply known as Sally from the "Club."
Sally had many creative interests: ceramics, knitting, oil painting and china painting. She always made things for others, never herself. We found skeins of yarn all through the house: there was always another project. She and Roger loved to play bridge, entertain, enjoy their many friends’ company, attend Bible study and later on during retirement travel to gospel music reunions. She loved to go. And now, finally she can again.
She is survived by her one and only love and husband, Roger H. Borrousch; her daughter, Regina (Chris) Curtis of Midland; and their son, Cameron of Houghton; daughter-in-law, Lynnette Borrousch and her twins, Benjamin and Bailey of Midland; sister, Sandy Martz of Fenton; brother-in-law, Eugene (Kathy) Borrousch of Palm Harbor, Florida; and sister-in-law, Barbara Krzyzaniak of Midland. Also by many nieces and nephews: Harold (Cathy) Krzyzaniak, England; Eddie (Nadia) Krzyzaniak, Calif.; Gwen (Jeff) Brown, Brighton; Geana (Gary) Mandile, Fla.; Angie (Steve) Hubbard, N. C.; Scott (Rebecca) Martz, Grand Blanc; and Tim (Lara) Minnear, Hudsonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Frances Minnear; her son, Barrett Borrousch; her brother, Terry Minnear and his wife Susan; sister-in-law, Nancy Parsons and her husband Gale; brothers-in-law, Tracy Martz and Ed Krzyzaniak.
Funeral services for Sally will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Rev. Daniel Kempin and Vicar Josh Parsons will officiate with burial in Midland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street, on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Sally may be remembered with a memorial to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 505 E. Carpenter, Midland, MI 48640 or to your favorite charity.