Stanley Roy Borntrager

Borntrager Stanley Main PicStanley Roy Borntrager, 70, of Jackson, TN, peacefully went to be with his
Lord on April 2, 2023 after a three-week bout with cancer. Stan was born
on February 23, 1953 to Lee Andy Borntrager and Marie Maxine Kauffman-
Borntrager and grew up in Shipshewana, IN. He was preceded in death by
his parents and surviving him are his sister Sharon Marie Borntrager and
brother Walter Lee (Judy) Borntrager, nephews Ray (Jamie) Borntrager and
Andrew Borntrager – and great niece Hannah Borntrager and great nephew
Korbin Borntrager.
Stan graduated from Westview High School and went on to study music at
Olivet Nazarene College. He was a highly skilled guitar player, among
other instruments and was a member of the Olivet musical group “College
Six”. At that time, he was also one of the top table tennis players in the
state of IL. He moved to Carlsbad, CA with his former wife Rhonda
Williams-Borntrager and they were married 4 more years when she moved
to Hawaii. He remained in Carlsbad for 45 years and owned and operated
the business “Stan’s Signs”, where he designed and built many artistic
custom signs. Through all of those years he was an avid surfer, built
surfboards, and also surfed and fished in other countries. He moved to
Jackson, TN in 2019 in an apartment complex where he helped the older
tenants in numerous ways.
He has chosen cremation and a memorial service will be held in the New
Paris Church of the Nazarene in New Paris, IN at 11:00am EDT on April
15, 2023. The church is located at 67136 State Road 15, New Paris, IN.
Memorial contributions can be made to offset the expenses and you may
contribute online or by check to the church.
The church website is
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The service will be live streamed and to watch, select “LIVE STREAM”
The service will also be recorded and available on the website at a later
date. To watch this after the live stream, select “ARCHIVED SERVICES”.