Ashley N. Borkovec-DellenbachIssue Date: March 5, 2020
Ashley N. Borkovec-Dellenbach, age 35, died peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Unity Hospice in Ledgeview, WI.
She was born on September 11, 1984 in Oconto Falls to Gary Borkovec and Lynn (Konitzer) Laack. She graduated high school and attended Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in pursuit of a Nursing Degree. Ashley became a Certified Medical Technician and spent her working years caring lovingly for countless patients at Sharpe Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Whispering Oaks Nursing Home, San Luis Med and Rehab, REM of Wisconsin and Woodlands of Oconto.
In 2015, Ashley was diagnosed with both IGA Vasculitis and Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), a disease rarely diagnosed in adults. She spent the next five years bravely bearing the burdens of her medical condition, always seeking to maintain a positive mindset, challenging her doctors to find a cure, and relying on her faith in God.
Those who knew her best will remember Ashley's love of fun. She enjoyed karaoke, water recreation of any kind and Zumba. Ashley was a gifted artist and spent much of her spare time painting with her mom. To the world, Ashley gave of her heart and herself. She loved fiercely and put others needs above her own. Her smile and interest in exploring the world around her will continue to inspire all those whom she encountered.
Ashley is survived by her mother, Lynn Konitzer-Laack of Crivitz; brothers, James Kopczynski (Claire) of Kaukauna, Gary Borkovec Jr. and Roger Borkovec (Amanda) of Oconto; four nieces and nephews; two great-nieces, all of whom she adored immensely and "Grandma Marge" Margie Kowalczyk.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gary E. Borkovec and her grandparents, Elhart J. Borkovec, Ruth Borkovec, Floralee C. Konitzer and Gordon A. Konitzer.
Friends and family are invited to Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 between 1:00pm " 6:00pm to honor and celebrate Ashley. A service in celebration of her life will be at 4:00pm at the funeral home with Pastor Jonathan Zietlow officiating. Guests are invited to share in a light hors d'oeuvres reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting assistance to defray the cost of Ashely's medical care and funeral expenses.
Ashley's family would like to extend their appreciation to the many doctors, nurses, and staff involved in her medical care over the past five years. Though they cannot all be named here, know that your unwavering dedication to Ashley's well-being and loving kindness will never be forgotten.
A special thank you for their expertise and professionalism goes to: Dr. Pawneet Singh at Bellin Clinic Crivitz, Dr. Amy James at The Cancer Team at Bellin Health, Dr. Paul Tuttle at OSMS, Dr. Anupama Verma at Bay Area Nephrology Service and DaVita Dialysis and Lori Eklund-Welch, LPC at Bellin Health. Additionally, they would like to express their gratitude to Jean Siebers, RN and the team at DaVita Dialysis for their careful instruction on in-home hemodialysis. To Froedtert Rhuemetalogy and the other medical staff across the country who have worked tirelessly to find a cure for HSP, thank you for all you do. We pray that one day your research leads to a cure.
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