Siegwardt, Frances Elaine


Born December 8, 1950 — Died December 7, 2015

Frances Siegwart (nee Borowski, nee Hurd, nee DeSchon, ) passed away peacefully on December 7, 2015. Frances was born on December 8, 1950, to Helen and Elmer “Shorty” Borowski at the Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown, Mont. Frances was raised and attended school at Grass Range Community School in Grass Range, where she graduated in 1969. After graduation, Fran spent some time living with her sister, Clarice, in Helena. In 1970, Frances married her first husband, Russell Wayne Hurd.

After settling in Havre, Mont., the couple had two children, Robert Verlin, and Gary Dale Hurd. After divorcing in 1974, Frances moved to Lewistown where she resided for a couple years before moving back to Grass Range, where she delivered the Billings Gazette. In 1980, she met Harvey Lee DeSchon while working at the motel in Grass Range. After a brief courtship, the couple made the decision to marry and move to Winona, Minn. While in Winona Frances attended Southeast Tech and completed the secretarial program certification and worked at Jerome Foods in Altura. After that she worked at Wincraft in Winona until retiring in 2011. In 2010 she met and married her husband, Neil, and the moved to San Bernardino, Calif., where she lived until her death. Frances was proceeded in death by her father; mother; husband, Harvey; brother, David Erwin Borowski; husband, Neil; and a niece, Holly Lynn Swan; and one stillborn son. She is survived by sons, Robert (Marie) Hurd of Winona, Minn., Gary (Angie) Hurd of West Allis, Wis.; and three grandchildren, Sophie, Nate and Ashtyn Hurd, also of West Allis, Wis.; step-grandchildren, Katy (Justin) McElmury of Winona and James Foster of Nicollet, Minn., Austin and Breanna McElmury of Winona; ex-husband, Russ, of Glendale, Ariz.; brother, Richard (LaDonna) Borowski of Great Falls, Mont.; sisters, Clarice Swan of North Dakota, Emma Handran of Bridger, Mont.; brother, Alan Borowski of Eagle River, Alaska; and sister, Mary (Pete) Nielson of Eagle River, Alaska; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is being held at Watkowski-Mulcyk Funeral Home in Winona, Minn., on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 2-4 p.m.

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