Traci L. Borgman

Traci Lea Borgman, 54, of Olivet, a kind-hearted woman of generosity and love for her family, died Sunday, November 21, 2021. Traci was born May 12, 1967, in Battle Creek, MI, the daughter of Robert Lynn and Shirley Mae (King) Hickey. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School before settling into her lifetime of hard work and service to others. Throughout her early years, she worked in retail at Target and Walgreens, United Way, and Independent Bank in Olivet. From there she received her training to be a Medical First Responder, which she did alongside serving as ER Clerk at Hayes Green Beach Hospital in Charlotte for several years. Traci and Duane also owned and operated Castle Hill Water and Transport since 1996. She retired in 2005 and spent a few years working as a volunteer for Eaton County, as a Victim’s Advocate and court-appointed advocate for children. Above all, she was devoted to her family, planning parties and spending time together.
Traci is survived by her husband of 24 years, Duane Borgman of Olivet; sons, Christopher (Kim) Bayman of Albion and Matthew Clark of Coldwater; daughter, Jessica (Josh) Moore of Battle Creek; honorary daughters, Lara Nabholz of Germany and Erica (Tristan) Pifer; grandchildren, Caiden Lovejoy, Kiana Gibson, Connor Harris, Korbin Steele, and Paizlee Pifer; brother, Steve Hickey of Florida; best friend “sister,” Cheri (Larry) Noga; beloved aunts and uncles; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Brandon James Hickey; her parents; and her brother, Gary Lee Hickey.
Friends and family are encouraged to support Traci’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Olivet Congregational Church with Pastor Tom Surdenik officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021, at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, and 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, just prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place in Bosworth Cemetery in Olivet. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Traci’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Duane Borgman. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.