Borden, Winston W. age 70, former state senator from Brainerd, died Jan. 20 due to kidney and liver failure. He is survived by children, Amanda (Steve), Ben, Chris (Dinah); grandsons Henry, William, Sam; brothers John (Lori), Thomas (Jan); sister Edna (Gary). Winston graduated from St. Cloud State and the Univ. of Minn. Elected to the state Senate three times, Winston worked tirelessly for the Equal Rights Amendment, the BWCA and workers' protection. Following his service in the legislature, Winston was president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and practiced law before returning to the family farm. Winston was a teacher, author, lobbyist, entrepreneur and environmentalist who strived to bridge differences between political parties for the common good. He also leaves behind 5,000 Facebook friends, an old wood stove, and a goose named Peeps. Public visitation Friday 5-7 PM at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and funeral service Saturday 11 AM at Ossipee Community Church in Merrifield. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Minnesota Native Plant Society. Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd, MN Nelson-Doran.com 218-829-4755

Published on January 23, 2014


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