Sterling Bruce Borthwick, 58, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Stoneybrook Health & Rehabilitation Center in Manhattan, Kansas.
Sterling was born on April 21, 1957 in Salina, Kansas, the son of Donald R. and JoAnn (Dougherty) Borthwick. His family moved around while he was growing up, but settled in Mulvane, Kansas during his high school days. He graduated from Mulvane High School and then attended two years at Cloud County Community College. He then attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a degree in Business/Agriculture.
Sterling was an Agricultural Chemical salesman for many years. He worked for Corn Belt Company and the Connecticut Mutual Funds. He attended the First Covenant Church of Salina. He enjoyed camping and boating at Lake Wilson, roller skating, singing Karaoke, flying airplanes and helping his family on their farms.
Surviving family include two daughters, Katlyn Borthwick and Lauren Borthwick both of Topeka, Kansas; son, Ethan Borthwick of Topeka, Kansas; mother, JoAnn Borthwick of Salina, Kansas; two brothers, Cory Borthwick (Susan) of Salina, Kansas and Kendall Borthwick (Lois) of Pennsylvania; and grandson, Jayceon Wilburn. He was preceded in death by his father.
Celebration of Sterling’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the First Covenant Church of Salina. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to service time on Saturday at the Church. A Memorial has been established with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, who is in charge of these arrangements.