R. Elaine Bollinger, 83, of Elgin, passed away on February 12, 2017. She was born on February 25, 1933 in Irving, IL the daughter of Ralph and Lenora (Neisler) Burke. Elaine had worked for Dr. Jon Sunderlage for 25+ years prior to retirement at North McLean Professional Center, Elgin IL. Survivors include her partner of 22 years: Verne Rosenthal; four children: Michael (Pauline) Bollinger, Eva (Michael) Marchese, Stephen (Donna) Bollinger and Deborah (Clark) Ganshirt; nine grandchildren: Shelton Bollinger, Karen (Steve) Whitehead, Jennifer (Mike) Taylor, Paul (Nicole) Marchese, Daniel (Amy) Marchese, Jacob (Kelly) Bollinger, Lucas (Erica) Bollinger, Chad (Elizabeth) Ganshirt, and Erin (Brian) Weick; along with twenty-one great grandchildren; a brother: Elroy Burke and a sister: Noretta Goff. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings: Larry and Lyle Burke, Janet McCartney and Donna Forth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday February 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Evangelical Free Church, 1900 Big Timber Rd. Elgin. Burial will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Maple Park, IL. Visitation will be on Thursday at the church from 10:30 AM until the time of services. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.