Nikiski resident Robert Lawrence Borgen III died Friday, June 30, 2000, due to injuries sustained from an automobile-bicycle accident in Kenai. He was 15.
A public visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Vigil services will be held at 6 p.m. at Mile 13 of the Kenai Spur Highway. A prayer service will commence at 7:30 p.m. during the visitation, with Pastor Earl Moore officiating.
Robert was born Aug. 14, 1984, in Soldotna. In 1986, he and his family moved to Murrieta, Calif., where they resided for six years before returning to Nikiski in 1992. Robert was a junior at the Kenai Central High School. Through the KCHS voc-ed program, he worked for The Mechanic Shop, Frontier Auto and Metal Magic.
While in California, Robert won first place in the Champion Series Rancho BMX Race in Temecula, Calif. He enjoyed high-marking, jet skiing, motocross racing, fishing, hunting, rallying, "girling" and baby-sitting his nephew Shay.
"Robert will be remembered for his love of adventure and zest for life. He was many things to many people. He had quick wit with the ability to make everyone around him laugh. He was sensitive and caring with friends and family members. He had a generous heart with a giving nature. He is loved fondly and dearly by his family and friends. We will miss you, Robert," his family said.
Robert is survived by his parents, Robert Jr. and Kelley Borgen; sister, Andrea Borgen; brother, Rocky Herrin; grandparents Robert and Joyce Borgen; nephew, Shay Stiers; uncles and aunts, Kathleen and Rick Wilson, Vim and Diane Cranley, Leona Cranley, Sandra Mize, Julie and Scott Hitchman, Jackie and Jerry McConnel, Noel, Kane, Johnnie, Lynn Walsh, Lester Borgen and Pat and Melvin Borgen; his second families, Tommy, Rayme, Sebastian, June and Paul Edwards, the Rust family and the Martin family; and numerous other aunts and uncles in the United States and Canada.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, 33955 Community College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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