Former Juneau resident Staff Sgt. Jeffery Lynn Borhauer died Sept. 29, 2004.
He was born on April 29, 1951, to Ida and the Rev. Harold W. Borhauer in Wilbur, Wash. He attended schools in California, Montana, South Dakota, and graduated from high school in Tuba City, Ariz. He attended one year at Arizona Western College and then joined the U.S. Army, where he spent the next 33 years serving in the Army and the Army Reserves. He served in several posts on the U.S. mainland, Germany, and Hawaii. In Germany he earned a first-prize trophy for wrestling in the Big Red One, 5th Army. He was a surveyor in the regular Army and in the Chemical Division of the Reserves. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, in Juneau, as a geologist.
He is survived by his son, U.S. Army Spc. Jeffery L. Borhauer II, who is stationed in Iraq; daughters, 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Kolfreya, stationed in Germany and Dawn Bonham of Mesa, Ariz.; his parents Ida and Harold Borhauer of Sun City, Ariz.; sister, Ida Maye Kapustik of Arlington, Wash.; brothers, Hal and wife Lynn of Peoria, Ariz., Marty and wife Avis of Tuba City, Ariz., Jon and wife Kathy of Corpus Christi, Texas, Alan and wife Lt. Col. Rachel of Ft. Monmouth, N.J., and Will and wife Paula of Kent, Wash.; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held in Phoenix, Ariz., on Oct. 7, 2004.