She married T.J. Borchardt in 1954 in Minnesota. They farmed there until his death in 1996. She later married Patrick Kusick on Nov. 20, 1999.
Dee was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church. She was baptized in January 1937 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minnesota. For the past decade, she was a member of Genesis Lutheran Church of Buchanan Dam, Texas, and a dedicated member of the church’s choir. She also was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minnesota.
Quilting and playing cards, fellowship and rides into the Hill Country to count the number of deer, were some of her favorite activities.
Survivors include her husband, Pat Kusick of Kingsland; children Peggy Borchardt of Albuquerque and John Borchardt of Welcome, Minnesota; stepchildren, Debra Rosner of Ogden, Utah, Tim and Andrew Kusick of Western Grove, Arkansas, Maureen Gardner of Delta Junction, Alaska, Katrina Holst of Frazee, Minnesota, and Brian, Troy and Don Kusick of Dodge Center, Minnesota; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and brother Richard Schultz.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents; son Shane Kusick; and brother Gilbert Schultz.
A memorial service was Dec. 29 at Genesis Lutheran Church. Another memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minnesota, with inurnment following at Zion Cemetery.
Cremation arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Ave. in Kingsland, (325) 388-0008. Go to www.putnamcares.com to sign an online guest register.