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Richard Edward Harry Borrenpohl

Richard Edward Harry Borrenpohl


Richard Edward Harry Borrenpohl, 82, of Tilden, IL; born on May 24, 1939 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.

Richard had a passion for helping out at the Tilden Food Pantry.  He enjoyed horseback riding, camping, and spending time with his step-grandchildren.  Richard loved working in his shop on cars, tractors and lawn mowers.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Walter and Ella (Neuhaus) Borrenpohl; daughter – Christina Leigh Borrenpohl; brother – Robert Borrenpohl; sister – Reneta Maxwell.

Richard is survived by his loving wife – Joyce Ann (Booth) Borrenpohl of Tilden, IL to whom he married October 30, 2004; two brothers – Raymond (Janet) Borrenpohl of Okawville, IL and Roger (Joyce) Borrenpohl of Venedy, IL; one sister – Ruth (Eugene) Meurer of Belleville, IL; nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Tilden.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Family and friends may gather at the Tilden First Baptist Church on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Memorial services will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Donna Kelly says:

    Who else could we turn to ,but Richard. Man of many talents. friend to everyone. Will miss him lots.

  2. Lela Gillespie Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. Years ago, my brother Harvey and I lived across the street from Zede and Richard would come visit him. Richard drove a yellow Corvette.

  3. Kevin & Marla Duecker says:

    Joyce and family,
    Marla and I are sorry to hear of Richards passing. He was a very good friend and neighbor. We will miss him and our chats we would have whenever we would see each other.

  4. Robyn Ferrell says:

    Richard was a awesome man he helped everyone sure going miss him for sure

  5. Sandra Vogel Pedersen says:

    Richard was always so kind and caring as my ‘oldest cousin.’ He was patient, laughing with Ruth, Reneta & me when we visited & bugged everyone else. He was always a helper.

  6. Jane jetter says:

    My deepest sympathy to his family, so sorry for your loss!

    • Shad & Cherie Smith says:

      Rich was an amazing person. He’ll truly be missed. I’ll never forget the things he taught me while I was growing up about horses & the passion for horseback riding. Prayers for Joyce & his family.

  7. Nancy Burrows says:

    Richard was a kind, caring and wonderful man. He never failed to say hi or give a hug. Hard working man who helped everyone. He will be missed. So glad he gets to be with Chrissy. God Bless and Keep You. You will be missed by everyone.

  8. Jan Queen says:

    Known Barnpole so many years…great guy…sorry to hear of his passing.

  9. Paul wisely Portland texas says:

    So sorry to here my thought and prayers to all the family Richard was there for anyone and would help you out Tilden lost a great man

  10. Janel Juenger says:

    You have my deepest and most sincere sympathy. I had the joy of meeting you both at Jim and Cindy’s and I always enjoyed seeing you both. Rest in peace my friend.

    • Donna Chase says:

      Greatly sadden to hear of Richards passing. I lost track of a lot of my trail riding buddies when I moved out of my home and away from Mascoutah. He was a great guy and always ready to help in any situation. My sympathy to all who knew and cared for him.

  11. Ann Mertz -Cincinnati, Ohio says:

    So sorry for your loss Joyce. My sincere sympathy to all the family. It’s comforting to know that Chrissy will be spending Father’s Day with her Daddy this year. Rest In Peace Richard.

  12. Ashley (little Ashley) smith says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I enjoyed him picking on me when you came in to eat.

  13. Cindy and Michael Jablonski says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Richard was a kind and caring man. He will now be with his beautiful Reneta and his sweet baby girl! Rest In Peace Richard

    • Shelly Trieb Rush says:

      Joyce and family,

      Richard has truly been a blessing to our family in so many ways. My dad and mom were so grateful that he lived right up the street and was always there when needed. He was always waving if he was in the yard when we drove by. I will always Ms. Trieb to him. Love you our friend and rest easy.

  14. Estella Denault says:

    So sorry , condolences to the family. Rich was a great man, loved by all that knew him. He will be greatly missed

  15. Marilyn Castens says:

    Joyce and all the Borrenpohl family; Bob and I are so sorry to hear of Richards passing. Richard was always so kind and friendly to me as a kid growing up in Venedy. He always greeted me with a hug for as long as I can remember. Deepest sympathy on your loss and know that Richard is in his heavenly home. Marilyn and Bob Castens

  16. Bob and Marilyn Going says:

    Joyce and all family members,
    Wanting to send our sympathy to all of you. We have known Richard a long time, lived down the street from him, family friends a long time, and we were always greeted with a smile and a friendly Mr. or Mrs. wherever we saw him. Again our sympathy to you, and know that you now have a special angel watching over you.

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