Tony was born in La Crosse, WI, November 5, 1941 to Blanche Betsinger and Barney Borseth.
He and his four siblings grew up in the beautiful bluffs along the Mississippi River. Tony
graduated from Aquinas High School in 1959. Upon graduation he joined the Navy where he
served in the submarine service. He then worked in New York on WallStreet in the financial
market. Returning to his beloved La Crosse in 1962 he attended UW-LaCrosse where he
graduated with degrees in Business and Psychology. It was here that he met Maryanne Kuehn
who would become his wife and partner. They were married on August 7, 1965 and just
celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this year.
Tony’s career began as Personnel Director at UW- Stevens Point, WI. Here they welcomed
daughter, Jennifer Anne and son, Jason Anthony into the family. With family in tow they moved
to Green Bay where he served as Personnel Director of H. C. Prange Co. In 1976 they
welcomed son, Jeremy to the family.
Tony joined the real estate profession in 1975 with the Skogg Company. He and his partners
then began the Hallmark Group Realtors in 1983 and were later joined by Montgomery and
Shorewest Realtors to form ERA Titletown Realtors. In 2007 he began his affiliation with
Resource One Realtors where he remained until his death. Real Estate was definitely Tony’s
calling and passion. He loved working with all his clients and several of them became lifelong
friends. He earned many awards and commendations in his 45 years in the business including
being named in “Who’s Who in the Midwest. Tony loved all the people he worked with at
Tony and Maryanne loved to travel and did so extensively for many years throughout Europe.
From camel rides in Morocco, wine tastings in Tuscany and gondolas in Venice, they have tons
of wonderful memories. Tony was quite the poet and was asked to write many obituaries,
poems about beloved pets, births and other occasions. He is also remembered for his reciting
of “Sam Magee” which he gave on a cruise ship and won first prize. He loved good wine and
fine food and just being with friends and family where his jokes were always plentiful. But most
of all he loved being with his wife, children, grandchildren and beloved dogs. Hanging around
the pool all summer and sharing all the memorable holidays. He will be greatly missed for his
“bigger than life” personality always loved and never forgotten.
Tony was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, sisters Kay (Jack) Hess, Karen (Larry)
Powers, nephews Adam Borseth and Jordan Hess. He is survived by his loving wife, Maryanne,
children Jennifer (Scott)Simmons, son Jason (Amy Nitschke), daughter-in-law Lynnette
Downing, and son Jeremy (Kristy Potts). Grandchildren Amanda (Andrew) Stoker, Emily
Simmons, Alex Borseth, Mason and Chase Borseth. Brothers Jerry (Marsha) from Madison WI
and Bruce Borseth from Tomah, WI. Many nieces and nephews and friends.
A private family service was held at Calvary Lutheran Church. The family is planning a
celebration of life to welcome all his many friends. (post-COVD)
Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com
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