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Richard William Borgmeier

November 26, 1932 — September 24, 2023

Bountiful, Utah

Richard (Dick) William Borgmeier died September 24, 2023, in Bountiful, Utah with his family by his side. He was a loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

 

Richard was born November 26, 1932, at the Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, to Mary Mietus and Willem Borgmeier from whom he inherited his Dutch roots. He attended Hopkins Elementary (where his dog waited for him on the front steps of the school each day), Central Junior High and graduated from Ogden High School in 1950. He attended Weber State College and graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1954. He married Carol Jean Robinson on August 1, 1959, and they had four children: Jan, Paul, Joel, and Jill. In 1963, they made their home in Bountiful, Utah.

 

Richard enjoyed a distinguished career as both an engineer and military man. He was an engineer at Sandia Corporation, honorably discharged as an officer in the U.S. Navy (Seabees) serving in the Aleutian Islands and Kwajalein, an engineer at Marquardt Corporation and most notably the Chief Engineer at Steiner Corporation for 41 years (1963-2004) where he was fortunate to travel worldwide and make many lifelong friendships. He loved his work and the many opportunities it provided, especially the opportunity to try exotic cuisines from around the world. He is also credited with starting the Borgmeier family engineering dynasty at the University of Utah and always impressed upon his grandchildren the importance and value of education. 

 

A man with many interests and hobbies, Richard enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, camping, traveling, cross country skiing, watching wildlife in the yard and going for scenic drives. A favorite pastime was the annual extended family vacation to Newport Beach, California–a 50-year tradition for the family. He enjoyed getting to meet and know his extended relatives in Holland and loved any opportunity to support his 12 grandchildren at their many events. He enjoyed bargaining for a good deal and had an unparalleled work ethic. His sage advice was always wise and appreciated, particularly about safety, of which he was very fond. He knew something about everything, could fix anything, and his generosity was seemingly never-ending. He especially loved celebrating holidays and enjoyed Sunday evening dinners with his children, grandchildren, and many guests. His family was his pride and joy and his greatest accomplishment. 

 

Richard is survived by his wife, Carol, his children, Jan Creveling (North Salt Lake, UT), Paul Richard Borgmeier (Luanne) (Salt Lake City, UT), Joel Richard Borgmeier (Susan), (North Salt Lake, UT), and Jill Braun (Bobby) (Bountiful, UT), his grandchildren, Christopher (Kiffer), Peter, Polly, Suzi, Bergen, Anders, Helle, Luke, Kate, Addy, Lauren, and Bailey, and his brother, Donald Edmund Borgmeier (Salt Lake City, UT). He is preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Dorothy. 

 

Richard and his family would like to extend special gratitude to Camille and Alex Rawle for their tender care over the past few weeks and becoming part of our family. 

 

Graveside service - Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10:00 AM, Bountiful City Cemetery. Services under the care of Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary. Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Bountiful City Cemetery

2224 S 200 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

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