Elaine T. Bornhauser, age 85, of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 22, at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral services for 85 year-old Elaine T. Bornhauser will be Wednesday, November 26, at 11:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the U.S.O.
She was born July 26, 1929, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Edwin A. and Olga T. (nee Keilbach) Weiss.
On August 28, 1947, she married Leland C. “Barney” Bornhauser who passed away on June 23, 1989.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Aux. Post 5694 – Highland (Life Member); Disabled American Veterans (Life Member); American Ex POW (Life Member & past Commander); Highland Home Kitchen Band.
Elaine was born south of Highland, in the Sebastopol Area. There, she grew up on the family farm. She had worked at Moulton-Bartley Shoe Factory and Alton Box Co. She then attended Beauty Academy in East St. Louis and ran Elaine’s Beauty Salon in Highland for 35 years, until retiring in 1993. After retiring, she lived on Suppiger Lane and later at Highland Home. She has been in the nursing home since October 2013. She enjoyed gardening, and liked to Crochet and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. At the VFW she helped with Friday Fish Fry’s, Blood Drives and Bingo. She was very active with the Ex POW organization, as her husband had been a POW during WW II.
Daughter – Diane T. (Dale Jr.) Rose, Highland, IL
Granddaughter – Bridget C. (Bill) Viehweg, East Alton, IL
Grandson – Shawn D.L. (Darla M.) Rose, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Alexie L. Rose, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Nathan R. Viehweg, East Alton, IL
Sister – Elinor S. Ripperda, Highland, IL
Sister – Jane D. Hess, Highland, IL
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Edwin A. Weiss died 9/8/1987
Mother – Olga T. Weiss nee Keilbach died 10/18/2002
Husband – Leland C. “Barney” Bornhauser died 6/23/1989
Sister – Lorene O. Lewis died 2/2/2005
Sister – Shirley M. Weiss died 11/28/2002, Highland, IL
Brother – Kenneth E. Weiss died 12/16/2010
Sister – Marilyn L. Weiss died 7/3/1955
Sister – Betty M. Kesner died 3/21/1990