Dan Borland, 1956-2019

Published 1:00 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

Funeral services for Daniel S. Borland will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before the service at the church.

Dan Borland

Dan died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was 62. He was born Aug. 10, 1956, in Albert Lea, the son of Richard and Anita (Vietor) Borland. Dan graduated from Albert Lea High School with the class of 1974.

He married Linda Clark on March 6, 1976, at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. They made their home in Albert Lea and had three sons, Dana, Quincy and Samuel. He then attended Austin Area Vocational Technical Institute and graduated with a degree in photojournalism.

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He was hired by Channel 6 (KAUS), which later became KAAL. He became chief photographer in the newsroom and worked there for more than 27 years. He later started his own business, Dan Borland Videography. His career afforded him many memorable experiences, including working World Series games, Super Bowls, Vikings football games and many, many cultural and special events. He shared his time and talents with many community groups and activities, including Save Our Healthcare, Big Island Rendezvous, Third of July Parade, First Lutheran Church’s Peace and Power broadcast, Blandin Foundation, Blue Zones Project and The Big Freeze. He was a board member for Albert Lea Parks and Recreation, Watershed and ACT Theater. Most recently, he was involved in planning the upcoming Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. He has always been the man behind the camera for the community and a proud Albert Lean.

Dan was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, a regular at the Albert Lea Family Y and loved to hangout at The Interchange, watching Minnesota Vikings games and catching up on local current events. One of his many passions was Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake and British Buddy Holly Society luncheon, which he attended for the last 26 years with his wife. He captured great memories for many over the years.

Dan will be greatly missed by his wife, Linda; his three sons, Dana (Amber) Borland of Owatonna, Quincy Borland of Albert Lea and Samuel (Tiffany) Borland of Williams; grandchildren Anna and Ira; brothers and sisters Rebecca (Charles) Kaye of Santa Barbara, California, Richard Borland Jr. of Minneapolis, Timothy (Kathy) Borland of Rochester, Elizabeth (Ray) Vreedenburgh of Port Orchard, Washington, Matthew (Deborah) Borland of Albert Lea, Theresa (Reid) Sunde of Waseca and Christopher Borland (Janice Anderson) of Albert Lea; godsons Andrew and Jacob Borland and Robert Wobbrock II; sisters and brothers-in-law Vicky Wobbrock of Bricelyn, Lesa (William) Waldron of Sacramento, California, and Tammy Clark of Glenville; and many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

Dan will also be missed by Snoopy and Lucy, his faithful canine companions.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Nancy; his brother, Dwight, and his wife, Susan; his brother-in-law, Jerry Clark; brother-in-law, Robert Wobbrock; niece, Andrea Heinl; and in-laws LeRoy and Marlys Tostenson.

Dan had a huge heart, which he shared with his family and community. He was a steward of the  community and captured all of the great moments. He will always be remembered for his quirky wit and all that he gave and shared with others.