Herbert E. Wilborg


Posted: Monday, February 04, 2002

Kenai resident Herbert E. Wilborg died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage from complications of open heart surgery. He was 80.

At his request, no services are planned.

Mr. Wilborg was born April 10, 1921, in Bloomfield, N.J. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 248th Combat Engineers in France and Germany. After he was honorably discharged from the Army, he attended Stevens Institute of Technology.

Mr. Wilborg moved to Alaska in June 1973, residing in Kenai and Soldotna. He had worked for Western Electric Telephone Co., Whitehead Brothers Foundry Supply Co. and the Kenai Peninsula Borough before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Soldotna Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska.

Mr. Wilborg enjoyed traveling, reading and building doll houses with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Margaret M. Wilborg; sons and daughters-in-law James H. and Barbara Wihlborg, of Oak Harbor, Wash., Bernard S. and Joy Wilborg of Soldotna; daughter, Nancy W. Ryan of Lower Lake, Calif.; and granddaughter, Rachel T. Wihlborg of Oak Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Kenai Senior Center or Planned Parenthood of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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