Jo Bornholdt

Jo  Bornholdt

Jo Ann Bornholdt, age 78 of Princeton, MN, died on June 9, 2014 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Jo was a proud mother who will be deeply missed by her five children, Mark (Betsy) of Rochester, Barb Schiltz (John) of Owatonna, Mary Ellen Virgin (Paul) of Cottage Grove, John (Wendy) of Prior Lake and Judy (Tara) of Omaha, NE; and by her sister Judy Bender (Bill) of Anoka. Jo adored her grandchildren Eric and Stacey Bornholdt; Maya Schiltz; Philip and Michael Virgin; Erin, Matthew and David Bornholdt; and Adam and Emily Bornholdt, as well as her niece, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Allan and her parents J.A. and Ann Sater.
Jo was born in Marion, ND in 1936. She lived in Halstad and Elbow Lake, MN before moving to Princeton for her senior year of high school. It was here that she met Al during summer band practice in 1953. After graduating from Moorhead State University with teaching degrees in English and Physical Education, Jo married Al in 1958. They initially lived in Golden Valley, where she taught at Robbinsdale High School, before moving back to Princeton. She taught in Princeton for two years before staying home to raise their children.
During this time, she volunteered in the schools and the Civic Betterment Club. Jo returned to the workforce as a proofreader and columnist at the Princeton Union-Eagle. In her leisure time, she loved to golf and was a club champion at Rum River Golf Club in Princeton. Jo was a talented musician and dedicated member of First Congregational Church, where she was the organist and choir director for many years. Her involvement and dedication to the Order of the Eastern Star touched countless friends across the country and around the world through her service at Kedron Chapter #120 in Princeton, and in Minnesota State and International lines. Her Star families were always very special to her.
Visitation is scheduled on Friday, June 13 from 3-8 p.m. at First Congregational Church UCC in Princeton, followed by an Eastern Star Service at 8 p.m. A memorial celebration will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Princeton on Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to First Congregational Church, UCC of Princeton, Kedron Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Princeton, or to Fairview Home Care and Hospice.

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