Herbert Bornschein died peacefully at home on August 27, 2012 from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was surrounded by his devoted wife of 61 years and their four children. Herb was born in Pueblo on July 19, 1930, the fifth of six children, to Addie (Coleman) and Herbert P. Bornschein. The family resided in Beulah and moved to Pueblo when Herb was a young child. One of Herb's fondest memories was holding his father's hand as a little boy while walking to the Kingdom Hall. He attended Somerlid and Lincoln Elementary, Keating Junior High, and Central High Schools. In 1950, Herb and Dora Milberger married and remained best friends throughout their long marriage. Herb is survived by Dora and their four children, Stephanie Vance (Dave), Juliann Feurerbacher (Alan), Nathan Bornschein (Gina), and Rella Abernathy (Rob); grandchildren Brian DeHerrera, Cheri Palmer (Sarli Jayakodi), Christopher DeHerrera (Oryan Walsky), Taylor Bornschein (Joanna), Julia Feuerbacher, and Brendan Abernathy; great-grandchildren Willow and Aidan Palmer; sister Marjorie Borton and brother Larry Bornschein (Jackie); brother-in-law Dale Milberger (Zella); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Herb began a career in glazing at age 16 and worked as a contract manager at Harding Glass before retiring for the first time in 1992. He and Dora then bought an RV and enjoyed being snowbirds for five years. Herb came out of semi-retirement as a glazier, specializing in vintage auto glass. Herb and Dora also enjoyed traveling and visiting family in Europe. Herb loved to work and was able to do so until the end of his life.
Herb got his pilot's license in 1969 and enjoyed flying for many years. With his son, Nathan, he completely restored a 1947 108-2 Stinson airplane. Herb was an avid reader and particularly loved learning about history and science. Herb loved the mountains and the Ophir Creek area was a special place for him. He was known for his sense of humor, perfectionism, integrity, loyalty, and love and devotion for his family and friends. He was well-loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Friends and family are invited to join Herb's family in a celebration of his life at Union Depot on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parking is available at the rear of the building.
Please visit www.RememberingHerb.com to share your memories. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests that donations be made in Herb's honor for type 1 diabetes research athttps://give.massgeneral.org/faustman.