Let’s make 2020 our best year ever.
MN DAV Anoka Chapter 39 and Auxiliary Unit 39 celebrated another successful year in supporting our area veterans at the annual holiday dinner in Andover. Outstanding members were recognized and an announcement made to reach out to fellow disabled veterans and family members to make them aware of membership benefits and opportunities to support veterans within the Chapter and Unit’s five-plus county area. Chapter Commander, Paul Kampa, wished members and the many supporters of fund-raising events this year, “A Safe and Happy Holiday.”
MN DAV Chapter 39 members Ken Plant, Lisa Miller,
and Bill Gordon present embroidered blankets on Dec. 4 to WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War-era veterans at Crest View in Columbia Heights, MN. According to Lisa, an Air Force veteran, visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities began in September and will extend throughout the holidays to honor each man and woman who has served our Country within the Chapter’s five-plus county area.
Robert (Bob) Henry Bormes, Sr., age 92, died November 22, 2019. A member of MN DAV Chapter 39 for almost 75 years, Bob was a World War II Veteran who served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Ingersoll. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and great- great-grandfather whose faith in his Lord and Savior was witnessed by all. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Darlene (Liestman) Bormes; son, Robert Dale Bormes; daughter-in-law, Vicki (Smith) Bormes; parents, Richard & Bessie (Luther) Bormes; brother, Richard Bormes; and sister, Beverly Skaj. Survived by daughter-in-law, Shirley; daughter, Karen (David) Hansen; son, Gary (Ann); son, David (Carlene); son, Mark (Julie); daughter, Pamela (Michael) Theisen; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM followed by Celebration of Life service at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Pine Grove Bible Church, 4000 101st Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 (763) 493-4158. In lieu of flowers, memorials to DAV Chapter 39, Coon Rapids VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 or to Minnesota State Conference (Long Lake Bible Camp) Attn: Gaye Wood, 310 East 20th Street, Litchfield, MN 55355. Interment service at Fort Snelling on December 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM.