Edward J. Borengasser, 96, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Fort Smith.

He was born on July 25, 1920 in Altus, Arkansas to his parents, William and Anna (Wiederkehr) Borengasser. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII, owner/operator of Borengasser Electric Company, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the St. Scholastica Catholic Church of Shoal Creek.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna (Wiederkehr) Borengasser and one son, Thomas Borengasser; four sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Margaret (Walbe) Borengasser of Fort Smith; five daughters, Sandra Ahlert and husband, James of Subiaco, Joan Guthrie of Muskogee, Susan Gamble and husband, Mike of Spiro, Celeste Smith and husband, Berrye of Fort Smith and Barbara Carter of Fort Smith; two sons, Nick Borengasser and wife, Kim of Fort Smith and Doug Borengasser and wife, Renee of Russellville; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m., on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith officiated by Fr. Pius Iwu. Burial with military honors will follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris

Pallbearers will be Chris Schluterman, Robert Ahlert, Walter Davis, Johnny Banning, Jim Black and Adam Hambrick.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38105.