Ede Borek, 78, died peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017, with her family at her side.

Ede was born Edna Lois Quinn March 12, 1939, in Wrightsville, Wis. She was the sixth child of Edward and Lovetta (Preston) Quinn.

Ede lived in Black River Falls, until her senior year of high school when she moved to Milwaukee, to work and be near her sister. While in Milwaukee she worked for an insurance company and as a nanny until later becoming a dental assistant. She married John Borek July 11, 1959, in Black River Falls. She and John had three children and cared for many stray animals. They owned John and Ede’s bar in Pray, Wis., for nearly 20 years and over that time formed many friendships with people from all over Wisconsin, who came to enjoy deer hunting and other recreational opportunities in central Wisconsin. Ede and her husband also owned Parkland Village Campground and Mobile Home Park in Black River Falls, for several years. During this time, she spent some time serving on the Governor’s Council of Tourism for the State of Wisconsin.

One of the things Ede was best known for was her knowledge and skill of massage therapy. Ede was a pioneer for the acceptance of therapeutic massage and paved the way for the appreciation many people have for massage today. She took her first classes in Iowa, in the early 1980s and continued to educate herself on anything wellness related as long as she was able.

Ede was preceded in death by her parents; two of her sisters, Janice Halverson and Deana Eubanks; and her brother, Bernard (Bud) Quinn.

She is survived by her husband, John; their son, Jay (Julie) Borek; their two daughters, Lana (Tim) Langreck and Brenda (Mark) Miles, all of Black River Falls; foster daughter, Jodi Gorst-King, Washington state; and foster son, Tom Kozlowski, Wisconsin; her grandchildren are Levi and Aaron Miles and Mackenzie and Logan Borek. She is also survived by a sister, Lovetta Misfeldt, Eau Claire, Wis., and brother, John (Jack) Quinn of Sarasota, Fla.

Friends and family are invited to join Ede’s family in a celebration of life from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday April 30, at the Stone’s Throw Supper Club in Hatfield.

Ede’s family would like to thank the staff of Pine View’s Memory Care for their kindness and compassion while Ede was under their care.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Altoona is assisting the family. To sign the guestbook or share a memory online, please visit www.chippewavalleycremation.com.

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