Former State Representative passes at age 82

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Former State Representative Willie “Butch” Borchert, 82, of Camden, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Camden General Hospital.

Borchert, born on May 12, 1937, was a native of Benton County. In addition to loving to hunt and fish and being an avid outdoorsman, he was a retired pipefitter and original owner of The Catfish Place in Camden.

In addition to his parents, Borchert was preceded in death by two brothers, Ervin and David Borchert, and three sisters, Mattie L. Autry, Vivian Smith, and Cathy Olsen.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home of Camden with Leonard Greer officiating. Burial will follow at the Camden City Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and again Thursday from 8 a.m. until service time.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Borchert; a son, Timothy (Carol) Borchert, of Camden; three brothers, Billy Borchert, of New Johnsonville, Henry (Debbie) Borchert, of McKenzie, and Charles (Janet) Borchert, of Springville; three sisters, Virgie Heintz, of Holladay, Goldie Eshelman, of Camden, and Dale (Richard) Tyler, of New Johnsonville; two grandchildren, Amanda (Gabriel) Flores and Shaun Borchert, and one great-grandchild, Gabriel Flores.

Pamela Mirabella

Pamela Mirabella

Pamela Mirabella is an award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Camden Chronicle.

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