Obituary of Michael T. Borgstadt
West Liberty, Iowa
Michael T. Borgstadt, 75, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2023 at his home in West Liberty.
No services are planned.
The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for Michael and his family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or online at www.heart.org.
Michael was born July 8, 1947 in Muscatine the son of Ralph and Grace (Naber) Borgstadt. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School Class of 1965 and attended University of Iowa.
He was united in marriage to Priscilla Atkinson on June 1, 1973, they later divorced.
Mike had worked in sales most of his life; he served as Vice President of Sales at Starthis, Inc., a software development company, and also was co-owner of Borgstadt and Associates for a time prior to retiring due to health conditions.
Mike was a voracious reader and was compelled to write opinion pieces on topics that spoke to him, especially in the political arena. He also wrote poetry and other pieces and was considered to be extremely talented by his friends with whom he shared his writings. He was a self-taught artist in the last couple of years of his life and produced many paintings which he shared with his Facebook friends when, because of his medical conditions, he couldn’t venture too far from home. Mike dearly loved his dalmatians, and he and Priscilla had great success competing with them in dog shows.
He is survived by: a daughter, Kim Haney, Muscatine, Iowa, Sister and brother-in-law, Syd and Ken Harned, West Liberty, Iowa, Nephews, Brandon (Renee) and Kyle (Laura) Harned, West Liberty, Iowa. Former wife, Priscilla Atkinson Borgstadt, The Villages, Florida and Special friend, Dianne “Myrtle” Fuller, Muscatine, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father: Ralph Borgstadt, Mother: Grace Morford, Brother: Steve Borgstadt, several grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Former and current patrons of Burt’s Tavern in Nichols and Wink’s in West Liberty are urged to raise a glass in Mike’s honor.