Karen Borgman

Karen A. Borgman (Van Vuren)

Wednesday, November 16th, 1960 - Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Karen A. Borgman, nee Van Vuren, age 59, beloved wife for 36 years to John "Butch" Borgman. Loving mother of Rachel (Josh) Strand and Sarah Borgman. Cherished Nana "Punkin'" of Miles, Lucas, Carl, Elaina and Cecilia. Devoted daughter of Donald and the late Harriet Van Vuren. Dear sister of John (Rosanne) Van Vuren, Donna (late Raymond Fuller) (Don) Rietveld, Calvin (Patty) Van Vuren and Janice (Leonard) Schmidt. Caring daughter-in-law of the late John and Helen Borgman and step-daughter-in-law of Jay Dorn. Fond sister-in-law of Judy (Craig) Tuuk, Joyce (Ken) Adair and Janice (late Bill) Lutz. Much loved aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and for the safety of the family and community, visitation and funeral services will be held privately. Funeral Service live-stream will be available, please email Colonial Chapel at to receive a link to view service online.

Karen loved to gather with family and friends. Please join us to celebrate her life on a date to be determined at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 8302 Normandy Ave., Burbank, IL 60459.

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Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
8302 Normandy Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459


Southwest Chicago Christian Schools
12001 South Oak Park Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400

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Tim Fuller

Posted at 10:11am
I will always remember Aunt Karen as a joyful and fun aunt. She was genuine. She made me feel loved and interesting by always taking time to ask about my life. Our birthdays are close, so we always celebrated our birthdays together at Grandma and Grandpa's (with Angie, too), and I will never forget those times. I will also remember that she was a little mischievous. She might shoot one of her nieces or nephews a fake disapproving look, but I know she enjoyed watching all the antics at our family gatherings. She will be greatly missed, until we meet again in glory. Praise God! His daughter has been healed and brought home. Please, God, help your children that remain here.

Jennifer Fuller

Posted at 08:28pm
I always loved seeing Karen at all of the Holiday parties.
I remember when I was first dating Dan (Karen's nephew)
I was very shy and nervous.
Anyone who knows this family knows the size of the gatherings! They have gotten so big its necessary to rent a gymnasium just to accommodate all of them.
I was always so nervous and I remember I would always talk to Karen. She was so sweet and it always put me at ease.
May Karen Rest in Eternal Peace.
My whole family is Saddened by her loss.
Jenny and Dan Fuller and Family

Debbie Bennett-Carey

Posted at 05:26pm
Butch and family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of our Young Adult bowling days- boy they were a very long time ago. You both were always so happy and perfect for each other.
Please accept my deepest condolences. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Debbie (Zwart) Bennett Carey

Cheryl Westerveld Vera

Posted at 11:57pm
Dear Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy as you grieve the loss of Karen. She was a friend in childhood and as an adult. She always had a smile and a “So, how are you?” Whenever we’d see each other. I am praying for each of you. I know God will give you His peace and comfort.
Cheryl Westerveld Vera

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