.Dorothy Faye McClure Borneman.
Oconto County Reporter
A former owner of the Oconto Reporter newspaper with her husband, Bill,
Dorothy Faye Borneman, 82, of Oconto passed away Sunday, March 28 at
the Woodland Nursing Home in Oconto. She had suffered from diabetes and
a congestive heart problem and a recent hip fracture.
Born Dec. 10, 1927 in Muphysboro, Ill., she was a 1945 graduate of
Murphysboro High School. Her mother, Clara McClure was her inspiration.
After her mother's husband abandoned his wife and six children during
the Great Depression, she raised her and her siblings with care and
She and her husband of nearly 41 years, Bill moved to Oconto in
February of 1972, having purchased the Oconto County Reporter
newspaper. Both left positions with the Daily Times Newspaper in
Ottawa, Ill., where her husband was managing editor and she was a copy
setter. In Oconto her husband was in charge of news and advertising and
she directed production, personnel and bookkeeping. For over 30 years,
she continued to head the business bookkeeping aspect, even after the
business was sole in the 1990's. She remained an integral part of the
business until retiring about here years ago. She was a member of First
American Lutheran Church.
Her husband, William (Bill) survives, along with two daughters, Mrs.
Paul (Clara) Weiss of Green Bay and Chona Zimmerman of Oconto Falls; a
son, Charles (Debbie) Spicer of Baton Rouge, La; a sister, Sally Pitts
of Streator, Ill.; a brother, Robert McClure of Merrillville, Ind.; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a stepson, William D. (Doris)
Borneman of Cypress, Tex.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Tom (Carol) Hall of
Stanford, Fla.; two step-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, who passed away while residing
with her in 1992; two brothers, Charles McClure, who was killed in
Korea and Toby McClure and a sister, Estelle.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 31 from noon until 2 p.m. at
First American Lutheran Church in Oconto. Private services followed at
2 p.m. with Pastor Mary Zupansic officiating. Burial was in Evergreen
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