Retired Real Estate agent Sam Bornhauser from Columbia passes away unexpectedly

Columbia, MO – The community of Columbia, Missouri, grieves the loss of retired real estate icon Sam Bornhauser, whose passing has left family and friends in profound sorrow. His death was confirmed through a heartfelt Facebook post shared among loved ones, expressing the deep sense of loss felt by those who cherished him.

The cause behind Sam Bornhauser’s passing remains undisclosed, contributing to the shock and devastation experienced by many in the community.

Sam’s professional journey was marked by dedication and success. After a thriving 15-year career in hospital software development and administration, he transitioned to the real estate market in 1986. Over the next fifteen years, he contributed significantly to sales and eventually assumed leadership roles, culminating in the ownership of a medium-sized real estate agency in Columbia, where he made an indelible mark for several years.

Despite his professional achievements, Sam remained connected to his roots in Columbia. Born and raised in the city, having attended Hickman High School and the University of Missouri, he witnessed Columbia’s evolution from a quiet college town to the bustling city it is today.

Carla Anderson-Bryson posted on Facebook,

“Yesterday I lost another cousin Sam Bornhauser. Sam used to always say to me “I know I’m your favorite cousin”. I would say “yes, you are, you always have been.” Sam was a lot of fun, he was a realtor, father, grandfather and husband.“Told the best jokes always had a great story. He was just so fun to be around. Once when Sam was young he wrecked his car. His dad said car is totaled to my mom. My mom said “you can get a different car you can’t get a different Sam”. So true. RIP Sam.”

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Beyond his career, Sam actively engaged with the community, mentoring young athletes in football, basketball, and baseball. He was a pivotal figure in establishing the Hickman Touchdown Club, serving as its president in the past. His contributions were further acknowledged through accolades such as being named Jaycee of the Year and receiving recognition for his involvement in various social clubs and civic organizations.

Survived by his wife, Karen ‘Kemper’ Wingert, and several family members, Sam’s legacy extends to his son, stepchildren, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins.

A private family service is scheduled in remembrance of Sam Bornhauser, with memorial contributions welcome at Shriners Hospitals for Children in his honor.

Arrangements are being coordinated by Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, Columbia, MO.

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