Richard Harry “Swede” Borgstrom died at home Sept. 15, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. He was 78.
He was born May 4, 1936, in Tacoma to Harry and Nancy Borgstrom. Siblings included twin brother Jerry, Kurt and Rita. He worked for many years as a bulldozer operator before starting his own business, R. Borgstrom Bulldozing.
He is survived by his significant other Nina Egbert; children Debbie Lusk and husband Gary of Puyallup, Scott Borgstrom of South Prairie and Bradley Borgstrom of Spanaway; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Donna and children Ross Rhodes and Teresa Harrison.
A funeral service took place at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. A reception followed at Swiss Hall in Bonney Lake. Burial was at Buckley City Cemetery.