Adelaide Yacovoni Borg passed away September 8, 2018 at The Iowa Jewish Life Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be held Monday, September 17, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 11 a.m. at Wakonda Christian Church, 3938 Fleur Drive. Adelaide will be laid to rest at Resthaven Cemetery.

Adelaide was born April 26, 1914 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania to Cesidio “Jesse” and Henrietta Yacovoni. She was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and taught school for four years. During that time she married Joseph Borg on June 8, 1939. They were happily married for 58 years until Joe’s death in 1997.
Joe and Adelaide moved to Des Moines in 1946. She was a busy homemaker raising three sons, Daniel, Thomas and Kenneth.

Adelaide was a long time member of Des Moines Women’s Club; Chapter KO of PEO; and Wakonda Christian Church for over 50 years where she enjoyed singing in the choir for more than 30 years.

Adelaide is survived by her son, Kenneth of Long Beach, CA; a granddaughter, Michelle Borg Kitchens (Brian); grandson, Brian (Andrea); three great-grandchildren; and her niece, Kathryn Borg Schmitt (Kylon). She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Borg; sister, Lydia Burns; son, Daniel and her daughter-in-law, Nola; and her son, Thomas.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Life Center for their genuine and sincere concern for Adelaide’s comfort and care these past years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Wakonda Christian Church.

Condolences may be directed to

Service Details

Monday, September 17, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
11:00 am
Wakonda Christian Church
3938 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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