Lorin Karl Borton, Jr. 89 of DeLand, passed away 10:01 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.
A time to celebrate Karl’s life will be 1 ro 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 at the DeLand American Legion, DeLand. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the DeLand Christian Church.
Karl was born Sept. 2, 1930 in Champaign, the son of Lorin Karl and Grace (Hutchinson) Borton, Sr. He married Loveta Ann Jasper June 3, 1950 in Winchester. She passed away March 31, 2016. He later married Joan (Sypult) Manning March 17, 2017 in DeLand..
Survivors include his wife, Joan Borton, DeLand; children, Karla LeVeque (Greg Stoklos) Tucson, Arizona; Shelly (Jack) Weakly, Bloomington; Robin (John) Borton-Scott, Champaign; Thomas (Kelly) Borton, Gibson City; 6 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren: two step-children: three step-grandchildren: and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Barbara Trenaman.
Karl was a member of the Masonic Lodge #812 A.F. & A.M., DeLand, IL and the Shriners as well as a trustee of the E. F. Wildermuth Foundation. He retired from farming in 2018. Karl was a Cardinal Baseball fan and loved his special pet German Shepard, “Trina” and loved riding his horse “Stormy”.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com