Born in Denver, Colorado on March 11th, 1941

Departed on March 13th, 2020 and resided in Denver, Colorado

  • Memorial: To be determined at a later date

Bennett Drew Borger was born on March 11, 1941 to Elmer and Julia Borger in Denver, Colorado.  He was the younger of one brother, David Borger.

He graduated from Denver Christian High School in 1959.  After graduation, he started working for Samsonite Corporation as an apprentice tool and die maker.  He worked at various jobs in the tooling field for 42 years at Samsonite before retirement in 2001.  He worked at a part time job after that for 10 years.

He met and married Marilyn Visscher and was blessed and thankful to participate in raising his family of three children, Jill, Jeff, and Jeremy.  He was a strong pillar of his home, and his faith never wavered.  He enjoyed his grandchildren, which were the light of his life.  He served as a Cadet Counselor for boys and had the privilege to serve as a Deacon an Elder in several churches.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, parents Elmer and Julia, and his brother David.   He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Borger.

Bennett and Marilyn shared 57 years of marriage and enjoyed many vacations together including camping and seeing the beautiful fall colors of Colorado!

Sharing his children and their families:

Jill Goding:  M.J., Ashlyn, and Lily

Jeff and Valerie Borger:  Aaliyah and Brianna

Jeremy and Tami Borger:  Reid, Kya, Jonas, Vivian, and Maci


Keep Trusting, my children always.  Love you Dad.


Memorial Gifts to:

Denver Christian Schools                                                 Mission Hills Watch Care

3898 S Teller Street                                                           620 South Park Drive

Lakewood, CO  80235                                                       Littleton, CO  80120-5675

Guestbook Entries

Mary Bakken

Jill, Ashlyn, Lily and family,
Thinking of you and sending my love. 

March 20th, 2020 at 6:51pm
Jack& Brenda Vaughan

Prayers, at this difficult time.I know you have great memories. 

March 21st, 2020 at 9:50am
Bob & Irma Koornneef

Our deepest sympathies on Bennett’s passing, to Marilyn & Family! Lord bless, comfort & strengthen all of you as you grieve the passing of your husband, father & grandfather, a wonderful saint of God!! He was loved very much, Marilyn, & surely will be missed!!!!  

March 21st, 2020 at 10:32am
Julie Schnell

I will truly miss this man! I will miss seeing him at church! Bennet and Marilyn have been wonderful people in my life! 

March 21st, 2020 at 11:31am
Perry & Dianna Fox

Marilyn,  Both Perry and I will miss Bennett’s warm welcoming smile.  Bennett always made Perry feel so welcome each Sunday.  Saving us two seats.  I can only imagine how much you will miss your partner.  May our Lord’s give the comfort you and your family need at this time.  Praying for you.

March 21st, 2020 at 1:31pm
Mark and Mary Parman

Dearest Marilyn,
Our hearts break for you.  We are praying for you as you walk this painful path that the Lord will comfort you and give strength and his peace to you and your children and grandchildren.  We will sure miss Bennett also. 

March 21st, 2020 at 1:55pm
Mark and Mary Parman

Dearest Marilyn,

Our hearts break for you.  We are praying for you as you walk this painful path that the Lord will comfort you and give strength and his peace to you and your children and grandchildren.  We will sure miss Bennett also. 

March 21st, 2020 at 1:56pm
Linda Riegel

Thinking of you everyday and hoping you’re doing well at this difficult time. Take care of yourself, and call me if you need me. Love you.  I’ll miss Bennett—he was always an inspiration to me. Love, Linda Riegel

March 21st, 2020 at 2:17pm
Bill & Harriet Bierling

You know our hearts are so saddened with you Marilyn & your family in saying goodbye to your dear one.
We have lost  a GEM of a friend in losing Bennett. His quiet & gentle faith will never be forgotten. He will always live on in the lives of so many.

March 21st, 2020 at 4:03pm
Bill and Sharon Ryschon

Sweet friend, Marilyn
We just found out today of Bennett’s passing. We have such sweet memories of him. Always such a positive outlook on life. He fought a good fight and we’re certain God has told him “well done”. You were such a special couple in our lives. How our hearts ache for you and your family. Praying for God’s strength, peace and wisdom in the days ahead. Much love

March 21st, 2020 at 5:21pm
Jim & Nadine Beitel

Our hearts cry with you during this time of loss.
May God’s special LOVE & care surround you.
Even tho we are miles apart we hold you before our Lord who is very near.
Blessings Jim & Nadine Beitel

March 21st, 2020 at 8:22pm
Hazel Black

We grieve with you on the home-going of dear Bennett. We value the friendship we developed with our lunches together. We rejoice with you also, for we know where he is.
Jim and Hazel Black

March 22nd, 2020 at 7:57am
Ann Decker

Praying for you and the family. My heart grieves with you. Having our hope in Jesus and knowing we will join Bennett allows us to continue here on earth.
Ann Decker

March 22nd, 2020 at 12:24pm
Bob & Frankie Babcock

Our Dear Friend, Marilyn,
We are praying for you and your family and rejoice with you as you are comforted in knowing Bennett is well in heaven. We will never forget his kindness to our son, Rob. He had such a positive attitude, it was a blessing to have shared life with him.
Our love to you and your family,

March 22nd, 2020 at 2:11pm
Jan and Neil Dvorak

Our condolences to you, Mairlyn and the extended Borger families.  We will miss him, his generous spirit, always ready to gather, join and share his good fortune with others.  He was an example of Christian Faith lived to its fullest.  “Well done good and faithful servant “. Rest in God’s Holy love.

March 23rd, 2020 at 9:39am
Wendy Humphrey

Dear Marilyn,
You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult but hopeful time. We will always remember Bennett’s positive and soft spirit.
Doug and Wendy

March 23rd, 2020 at 9:36pm
Mary Ann Brand

Dead Marilyn,
God’s blessings and strength be yours.  May God bless you and your family in this time of sadness.  Bennett will be so missed but we rejoice knowing he is with Jesus.

March 24th, 2020 at 9:38am
Barb and Dale Landhuis

Dear Borger Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Bennett will be missed at the many DC sporting events. He would bring joy into the gym with his presence. May you find comfort knowing he is with his Lord and Savior.

March 28th, 2020 at 11:52am
Lee Bailey

Dear Family, no words can express the pain you are having in the loss of Bennett “Gentle Ben”. I loved his big hugs and miss him as well.

March 31st, 2020 at 4:45pm
Alice and Marv Waanders

Oh , Marilyn, our hearts are aching and we can only imagine what you are experiencing. Bennett was a kind, gentle man but also a man of strength. His faith in our faithful, loving God was very easy to see. We know he rests in the arms of our loving God. May God be with you and your family. Grace and peace 

March 31st, 2020 at 7:20pm
Chuck and Helen Efurd

Dear Marilyn, Chuck and I didn’t have the years of knowing Bennett but we saw his powerful evidence of a centered life in Jesus Christ. Our hearts go out to you. Love in Christ

April 1st, 2020 at 7:54am
Char Seeman

Marilyn and family,
I was reflecting on Bennett this morning and was reminded of the sweet smile and kind welcoming I would receive on Sundays. So glad I was able to experience that.

April 1st, 2020 at 12:31pm
Jeff and Clare Sewell

To the Bennett Borger Family:  all of you have a great legacy left by a very good man. May God bless you as you wait for the reunion of that  great day❤️‼️As you wait, KEEP THE FAITH IN JESUS. With love and sympathy…..

April 2nd, 2020 at 4:31pm

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