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Iren Borup

Iren Jay "Bubba" Borup, Jr.

December 19, 1947 - February 1, 2020
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Obituary

Iren Jay “Bubba” Borup, Jr., 72, Sturgis, died, Saturday, February 1, 2020, at his home in Sturgis.
Bubba was born December 19, 1947, in Deadwood, SD, to Iren Borup, Sr. and Mercades DuPont. In 1966, he joined the US Army, serving in Vietnam until 1970, returning to Sturgis, SD. After his discharge from the Army, he worked for Homestake Mine, Wharf Mine, and in construction.
He loved riding and tinkering on his bike and anything Harley Davidson. He was a big Mopar fan, liked rock tumbling, and his drones, of which he had a huge collection, and liked making wine, also known to the family as moonshine. He loved guns, his fish tanks, both fresh and salt water, and loved working with his hands building things, like putting a motor on a kayak. There wasn’t a project he didn’t think he could fix. Most of all, Bubba loved his grandkids and could talk them into anything, good or bad, and they would do it!
Bubba fulfilled his dream of going to Washington D.C. to do the Rolling Thunder Run, meeting up with buddies from here and more that he met along the way. Bubba never knew a stranger. There was never anyone he wouldn’t talk to, and believe us, he could talk your ear off! To him, everyone was a friend. Numerous times, Bubba tried to leave the Black Hills, but he always came back. This was his home, and as much as he hated the cold, he could never leave here.
Bubba is survived by his daughters, Deon Borup, Carmen Whinery, and Nicole Main; grandchildren, Jacob, Andrew, Luke, Cameron, Dylan, Dani, Gabby, Nicholas, and Christopher; and great-grandchildren, Ambrielle, Taylynn, Taisley, Jayma, Hazel, Liam, and Watson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Karen Lyons.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, also at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Committal services, with military honors, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    February 6, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    February 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Kinkade Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1235 Junction Ave.
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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  • Funeral Service

    February 7, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    February 7, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Kinkade Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1235 Junction Ave.
    Sturgis, SD 57785
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Brother Klutch
  • Interment

    February 7, 2020 | 2:30pm
    When
    February 7, 2020 2:30pm
    Location
    Black Hills National Cemetery
    Address
    20901 Pleasant Valley Drive
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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    Notes
    Military Honors: Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard

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Doreen Creed

Posted at 12:59pm
I'm sorry for your loss of Bubba.
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Caitlyn Drew

Posted at 10:06pm
My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. May your heart be filled with wonderful memories
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Richard Schaffan

Posted at 10:23pm
Jay and I grew up together in the thriving metropolis of Whitewood. He was a standup guy. We both served in Vietnam Nam and enjoyed our reunion in Pierre in 2006 that featured The Beach Boys. He was one of the good guys. RIP my friend.
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Tiff Wolff Koshiol

Posted at 04:50pm
Nicole and family- I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad coming in with you to take photos at Wildfire Studio. We would run into each other now and then, and it was always a joy to see him.
As the days and weeks pass,and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends."
Tiff Wolff Koshiol
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Michelle Roselles

Posted at 01:26pm
Carmen and family- was so sad to see this. What a nice write up and so very true. Everyone loved your dad. Our thoughts are with you all. Mark and Michelle
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