Dean Borland, 88, Albert Lea

Published 6:21 am Sunday, April 14, 2013

A celebration of life for T. Dean Borland, 88, of Albert Lea will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations, VFW and American Legion. Online condolences are welcome at

Dean died April 9, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Dean Borland

Dean Borland

T. Dean Borland was born on Dec. 2, 1924, the son of Archie and Anna (Putman) Borland in Hampton, Iowa. He grew up in Albert Lea where he graduated from Albert Lea High School on June 3, 1943. Dean served his country in the European theater during World War II in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged on April 16, 1946. On Dec. 11, 1947, Dean was united in marriage to Dolores Larson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Dean was a small business owner including the Looking Glass Beauty Salon, Bo-Dean Beauty Supply and the Rochester Beauty School. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and fishing. Blessed be his memory.

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Survivors include his wife Dolores; children Dale Borland, Marsha (Borland) Kranebell, LoJean Borland and Scott Borland; grandson Chad (Nikki) Kranebell; great-grandchildren Jackson Kranbell and Audrey Kranebell and sister Marion Thompson.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lois Madzia.

In memory of Dean Borland memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Freeborn County Historical Museum, 1031 Bridge Avenue Albert Lea, MN 56007.