Jack Bornhoeft, 95 of Westerville passed away on September 7th after a brief illness. He is proceeded in death by his wife Nora Sue Bornhoeft and his daughter Mary Bornhoeft. Mr. Bornhoeft is survived by his daughter Shirley Pollard and son Bill Bornhoeft, grandchildren Anthony Pollard married to Brittany, children Brooklyn, Anthony and Skylar, Phillip Pollard children Talan, Lola and London, Andrew Forrest married to Molly and many other relatives and close friends.
He served in the Navy during WWII and was part of the first atomic bomb testing in the Bikini Atolls. After his service, he attended the University of Iowa where he received a BS degree in Actuarial Science. He worked his entire career with Washington National Insurance Company where he founded and managed the Columbus Ohio branch.
Mr. Bornhoeft was an avid outdoors man. He loved to hunt, fish, and play golf. Jack was famous for his beefsteak tomatoes, and his delicious pies he baked. At one point he started baking his pies for a local restaurant and soon couldn’t keep up with the demand. Jack loved to travel especially visiting Arizona and enjoying world class Mexican food. He loved to cook and was especially known for his fish fry’s and BBQ chicken with homemade BBQ sauce. Every year for the Fourth of July weekend he and his neighbors would roast a whole hog.
Jacks’ wishes were that no service be held. The family will be having a private dinner to celebrate his life and enjoy sharing some of our favorite memories of his long life.