Sara Jeanne, daughter of Dr. Albert Herluf and Beulah (Berkemeir) Soe, was born May 31, 1947, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. She grew up in Manilla and graduated from Manilla High School in 1965. After her schooling, Sara worked various jobs.
On April 24, 1971, Sara was united in marriage with Dennis Bornhoft at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla. Together they raised four children. The family made their home in Manilla until 2008, when they moved to Irwin. Sara worked at the Manilla Depot, Burcliff Industries in Manning and finally at Clean Air Filter in Defiance for many years.
Throughout the years, Sara was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla and at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Irwin. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary and was active in school affairs. Sara was admired as a hard worker who never complained. She enjoyed being busy and interacting with her family and the public. An avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, Sara read many books, enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, and giving a sweet tooth to all her children through her wonderful baking.
On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Sara passed away at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa., at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 4 days.
Sara is survived by four children: Dick Bornhoft and wife Missy of Grimes; Marty Bornhoft and wife Alyson of Irwin; Nicole Barry and Shane of Coralville and Michael Bornhoft of Irwin; nine grandchildren: Thomas Bornhoft and wife Lindsey; Stephanie and husband Kenny Steckelberg; Alexandra and husband Trevor Blankman; Abigail and husband JT Sole; Ian Bornhoft; Sara and Serena Zambrano; Abram Bornhoft; and Lexi Daleske; six great-grandchildren: Carson, Chloe, Hallie, Arlo, Waylon and Rex; brother-in-law Byron Bornhoft and wife Patty; sister-in-law Lana Georgius; sister-in-law Mary Ann Soe; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and by special neighbors: Nick, Kristin, Carson, Jackson and Easton Woebke.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dennis Bornhoft; Dennis' parents; brother Pete Soe; brothers-in-law Doug Bornhoft and wife Sheila and Brad Georgius; and sister-in-law Julie Mooney.
Funeral Service was held on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Manilla, Iowa.
Reverend. Jonathan Conner, Officiating.
Congregational Hymns "How Great Thou Art", "Go, My Children, With My Blessing", Carolyn Kerkhoff, Organist.
Recessional "I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe.
Honorary Bearers are Sara's Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren.