William "Bill" Earl Borutta
1938 — 2021
Our father was born Wilbur Earl Johnson on November 22, 1938 in Eliza, Illinois. He was the youngest of 9 children born to Ruby Fay (Cook) and Albert Ray Johnson. Upon the death of his parents, he was adopted by our grandparents, Lorraine (Hutcherson) and Herman Borutta. He passed away peacefully on January 16, 2021 after a brief illness, at the age of 82. Dad married our mother, Diane Springfield, on February 24, 1962. He was an active member of the Nixa and Hallsville Jaycees. He served as a firefighter, founder and captain of Boone County Fire Protection, District Station 3. He was employed for most of his career by Silvey Companies Insurance in Columbia. He spent much of his...