Charles Robert Borst

Charles Robert Borst, age 64, of Bates City, Missouri, a beloved son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather, departed from this world peacefully on Sunday, April 28th, 2024. Charles was born on September 25, 1959, in Pontiac, Michigan, to Robert C. Borst and Mary E. Borst.

Charles was a sergeant in the Marine Corps, where he proudly served his country for eight wonderful years. Following his military service, he had a successful career in information technology for over forty years. He enjoyed a large variety of music, cooking on the weekends, and socializing with family and friends. His adventurous spirit led him to his favorite vacation spot in Kauai, Hawaii, where he cherished sunsets, long walks, photography, and local cuisine.

Charles is survived by his loving wife, Carla J. Borst; his mother, Mary E. Borst; his brothers, Jeffrey Borst and Daniel Borst; his children Kelli Crabtree-Wilson, Nicholas Borst, and Mackenzie Borst; step-children Lindsey Tutera and Logan Eklund; and grandchildren, Carson, Hudson and Juliette.

Charles now rests in eternal peace, reunited with his father, Robert C. Borst, and sister, Deborrah Borst, in the embrace of heaven. While his physical presence is missed, his spirit lives on in the cherished memories of those whose lives he has touched. As we bid our final farewell to Charles, we remember him as a man whose personality radiated fun and love to all who crossed his path. His memory will live on in the hearts of those he left behind, and the impact of his kindness will continue to touch lives for generations to come. Charles believed that family and faith are the greatest treasures of all and left a legacy of love and friendship.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10:00am. Service to follow at 11:00am at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, MO 64133. A burial with military honors will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery 1:00pm, 20109 Bus, MO-13, Higginsville, MO 64037.


  1. Cathy Thurman on May 3, 2024 at 3:08 pm

    I will miss his smile and watching his love for his beautiful wife, Carla.

  2. Ethan and Ginny Worstell on May 3, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers to you and your family during this time.

  3. Calita Niland on May 3, 2024 at 3:48 pm

    Dear Carla, and family.
    I’m so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. I never saw a time that he wasn’t the sweetest man with a happy smile and a marvelous sense of humor. I know how much you loved him, Carla, and he loved you. He will be missed. The consolation that you will see him again is priceless!
    We love you, honey.
    Aunt Calita , Bob, Randy, Kevin and Kelli.

  4. Scott Portz on May 3, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    My condolences. I worked with Chuck at GEHA. He was a good man and a funny guy! I still have Chuck’s world famous microwave peanut brittle recipe.

  5. Elly Seaman on May 3, 2024 at 6:54 pm

    Carla, so very sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with you and your family! Love, Joe and Elly

  6. Gene Miles on May 4, 2024 at 10:40 am

    Condolences from the late Robert family from Hathaway Road Clifford, Mich. He rode our bus to school.

  7. Sherri (Hodgkinson) Howland on May 4, 2024 at 10:44 am

    My family grew up with Chuck (Chuckie, as we called him). We all lost track of each other as we got older. I’m so sorry to hear about Chuck. You have our thoughts & prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻

  8. Mary Jamison on May 4, 2024 at 11:48 am

    I grew up around the corner from the Borst family. Graduated with Jeff and have many fond memories of time spent with the family. May you find God’s comfort at this time of earthly loss.

  9. Manu & Tj on May 4, 2024 at 2:24 pm

    Dear Ohana & Sweet Tita, Your Chuckie was the true meaning of AL🌺HA. His presence will be forever felt on Kauai.This is the most beautiful obituary, such loving honor for your husband. I never knew Chuck was a Sergent, loyalty & strength.Yes, that’s your hubby. Sending you all oceans of love & our sincere condolences. God Bless you & keep you always 🌺
    The Marshman’s

  10. Carrie Dieckmann on May 4, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    Sincere and deepest condolences from all the Naracons.

  11. Marebeth Miles on May 4, 2024 at 10:09 pm

    Hugs and prayers from the Miles neighbors from Hathaway Rd.

  12. Melanie York on May 5, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Carla, I was so saddened to hear this news. I will miss it when Chuck ( Wolverine) greeted me as Buckeye. My continued prayers are for you all .God Bless,

  13. Connie Powell Patzer on May 6, 2024 at 1:19 am

    I just reconnected with Chuck on Facebook recently and was thrilled. We went to school together and sat together in the saxophone section in band. Everyday he would nudge me to listen to the band director. I can see why he chose to be a Marine, discipline. He will be deeply missed by our entire school. I would like to remind his kids,, if your Dad said it happened in North Branch, MI., it did. RIP Chuck.

  14. Patti Pearson on May 6, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    Kelli, Nick and MacKenzie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
    Patti Pearson
    (For Nick…Dodo)

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