Everett Henry Bornemann

February 22, 1937 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 84)


Everett Henry Bornemann, age 84, passed Saturday, February 19th, 2022.  He was born to Margerett (nee Boaman) and Wilmer Bornemann on February 22nd, 1937, on land that was then known as the Maxey Farm near Stockbridge, Wisconsin, in the same house that also served as the birthplace of Dorothy (nee Ruffing) Bornemann, his future wife and partner for almost 60 years.  His father was killed in an accident when he was young, and Everett was raised with the help of his stepfather Milan Skrypczak and his grandparents John Boaman and Grace (nee Strange).  His grandfather passed along his love of craft, and Everett became an accomplished woodworker, carpenter, and automobile mechanic - skills that served him well in completely remodeling his first home, an old Stockbridge farmhouse.  He worked for a time at Les Stumpf Ford in Sherwood before accepting a position at the Appleton Post Crescent, where he served for many years as pressroom foreman, overseeing installation of the last press in the paper’s original downtown-Appleton location.  Family was ever his priority, and Everett and Dorothy created an environment where their family could thrive, a shining example that will resonate for generations.  Everett would be flattered to be remembered fondly during your next game of sheepshead (provided, of course, that you’re not one to mauer). 

He is survived by his brother Roger (Betty) Skrypczak, sister Candace (Greg) Rabska, sons Scott (Nancy) Bornemann, Douglas (Genelle Belmas) Bornemann, and Bradley Bornemann, as well as grandchildren Derek Bornemann and Brittany (Geoffrey) Cook, and great-grandchildren Indie Cook and Ivy Cook. 

A celebration of Everett’s life will be held from 4 – 6 pm on Monday, February 28th, at Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, please come prepared with a cherished memory of Everett to share.  The family would also direct any donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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February 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel
606 N Oneida St
Appleton, WI 54911

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