Gerald Joseph Borgschulte

JUNE 16, 1928 – FEBRUARY 15, 2023


Gerald Joseph Borgschulte, 94, of Shelbyville passed away on February 15, 2023, in Nacogdoches. He was born June 16, 1928, in Portage Des Sioux, Missouri to parents William and Irene (Ferber) Borgschulte.

Mr. Borgschulte proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked for many years as a drywall hanger with the Carpenters Union until his retirement. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Missouri for many years as well.

Gerald loved to play golf, fish, and go to Tablerock Lake for family vacations. He was an avid bowler and played in a league in St. Charles, Missouri for many years. He had a talent to build just about anything out of wood, and after moving to Texas, he would sell his amazing creations at flea markets. He also enjoyed to hunt, but after moving to Texas, he preferred to sit on his property and feed and enjoy his wildlife friends.

Most important of all, family was the number one priority in his life. He was a loving husband, faithful friend, and a hands-on Dad who was always there for his children. He instilled in them to always be respectful, honest, and caring of others. He cared for others, and he was truly loved by all.

Mr. Borgschulte was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irene (Mann) Borgschulte; siblings, Elsie Davis and husband Boone, Dorwood Borgschulte and wife Babe, Clifton Borgschulte and wife Jeanie, and Melba Buwalda and husband John; and son-in-law, Terry Wilder.

He was a devoted father to his son, Michael Borgschulte; daughters, Donna Wilder and husband Terry, Sondra Volmert and husband Ray, and Terri Vollmer and husband Randy; step-daughter, Kris Clement and husband Al; and step-son, Kyle Cushman. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dawn Ayers, Shannon Dauokas and husband Tom, Jerry Borgschulte and wife Allison, Michelle Feldhaus and husband Bob, Ryan Volmert and wife Lindsey, and Brandie Volmert; and multiple great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.