Marvin Bork, 92, died at the nursing home in Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2005. He was born in Flora on July 22, 1912, the son of Rudolph and Rena Bork.
Mr. Bork went to school in Flora. In his early years, during the Depression, he worked in the hay fields one summer for fifty cents a day. He saved his money and gave it to his parents. Mr. Bork injured his hip joint when he fell off of a load of hay, crippling him for life.
Mr. Bork had a natural talent for mechanical work, and started on Model “T” Ford cars. He married Katherine Lermeny on April 3, 1938 in Enterprise, where they then lived for many years. Mr. Bork did mechanical work and welding jobs in a shop at their home. Blanche and Robert LeRoy Lermeny were his step children.
The family moved to Nine Mile Falls, Wash., for several years and went to Arizona for the winters. They bought a motor home and moved to Wallowa where they built a small house and lived happily until Mrs. Bork had to go to the nursing home. She died on April 13, 2003.
Mr. Bork is survived by his stepdaughter Blanche Maxwell of Lostine, his brother Roy Bork of Wallowa and several cousins.
A family service was held a the Enterprise cemetery on March 5, 2005.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, March 10, 2005
Marvin Bork, 92, of Enterprise died Feb. 27 at a care center. Burial was at the Enterprise Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bork was born July 22, 1912, to Rudolph and Rena Bork at Flora. He attended the Flora School and worked in the hayfields during the Depression. He injured his hip in a fall off a loaded wagon which crippled him for the rest of his life. He had a talent for mechanical work and started on Model T Ford cars.
On April 3, 1938, he married Katherine Lermeny in Enterprise where he worked as a mechanic and welder. The family moved to Nine Mile Falls, Wash., for several years and spent winters in Arizona, then lived in Wallowa for a number of years. After his wife’s death he moved to care centers first in Joseph and then Enterprise.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Blanche Maxwell of Lostine; a brother, Roy Bork of Wallowa; and other relatives.
La Grande Observer, Obituaries Through March 12, 2005 – Published: March 9, 2005