Obituary of Lynn Bornitz
Lynn James Bornitz (55) passed away on November 9, 2017 in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. He was born to George and Doris Bornitz on December 30, 1962 in Watford City, ND. At the age of 2, Lynn’s family moved to the Blake Lake area. He attended schools in Rose Lake and Harrison before graduating from Kootenai High School with the class of 1981.
Following high school, Lynn attended North Idaho College where he obtained his AS in History. He went to work for the Idaho Department of Lands in St. Maries as a fire fighter. He joined the St. Joe Hot Shot crew and later became a supervisor. Lynn played co-ed softball for The Yardstick. This is where he met Debi Brown. The couple married on May 1, 1993 at the Harrison Baptist Church. They moved from Fernwood to Clarkia where both of Lynn’s children were born at home. Although his job took him all over the country fighting fires, he still loved spending time with his children and coached James’ t-ball team. Lynn saw a lot of country while he fought fires, he was even part of the Columbus Shuttle clean-up crew. He was offered a job in Kettle Falls, WA and was promoted to a training position in the supervisor office at the Colville National Forest. He ended his career in dispatch when his health failed him and forced him into early retirement.
Lynn enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and driving the back roads. He also enjoyed reading, writing, and was a great story teller. He will be remembered and missed very much by his family.
Lynn is survived by his children James Bornitz of Spokane, WA and Ruby Bornitz of Hauser, ID. He is also survived by his mother Doris Bornitz of St. Maries, ID; brothers Dick (Linda) Bornitz and Arden Bornitz of Black Lake, and sister Annette (Rod) Black of Elk River, ID. He is preceded in death by his father George Bornitz, and his brother George Bornitz.
A Potluck Celebration of Life will be held at the Medimont Grange next to the Valley Mart (31146 S Hwy 3, Medimont, ID) on December 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm.