Stanley “Barney” Borninkhof passed away at his home in Roundup, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Cremation has taken place and family members will gather next summer to spread his ashes.
Stanley was born in Conrad in 1941 and raised in Shelby. He entered the United States Marine Corp for 10 years, 1959-69. He served three tours in Vietnam where he was awarded three Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Valor and numerous other awards. He was a flying crew chief, worked with dogs. He also rode for the USMC Rodeo team, competing in bareback bronc riding and bull riding and was a bull riding champion.
After leaving the USMC he was a logger, outfitter, ranch hand, trained mules and loved night calving for the local ranchers. He married Nancy Whitman in 1979 in Spokane, Wash. He and his wife, Nancy, just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. He was a true cowboy to the core and loved the outdoors. He was loved and respected by his family and friends and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Nancy; siblings Beverly, Shirley, Wesley and Angie; children, Jennifer Borninkhof of Great Falls, Marty Borninkhof of Columbia Falls, Charlene Vohs of Roundup and Joe (Angelia) Borninkhof of Splendora, TX; grandchildren, Jesse Housel, Ellene Baker (Dakota), Faith Vohs, Richard (Nikki) Vohs, Whisper Borninkhof, Tyler Gamble, Quinton Borninkhof, Colton Gamble; and great grandchildren Saige and Addilynn Baker and Stanley Vohs.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Edna Borninkhof, of Shelby, and two brothers, Harley and Denley Borninkhof.
Donations in his memory may be made to Marine Corp League #903, 204 8th Ave. East, Roundup, MT 59072 or any Veterans organizations of your choice.