Elizabeth “Ele” Louise Eisenhauer Santoro

Elizabeth “Ele” Louise Eisenhauer Santoro, of Denver, Co., passed away suddenly on June 5, 2024, as a result of a tragic collision while riding her motorcycle to work. 

Born June 5, 1975, in Panama City, Fla., in 1987 her family moved to Marinette, where she graduated from high school. She attended Luther College in Decorah, Ia. for two years before transferring to Montana State University, where she completed a Master’s Degree in Accounting and passed the CPA exam. In 2000 she moved to Denver and began her accounting career with PwC.

On May 7, 2011, she married Robert Santoro at the Petig Farm in Watertown, Wi. and in 2012 they had a son, Ryan. They divorced in 2019 and were co-parenting Ryan.

In early 2024, she changed careers and joined Baysore & Christian Fiduciary Services where she found joy in her work, helping people. She often used her free time to help others getting their financial affairs in order, the exact thing she was doing in her new job as a Fiduciary.  

She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hiking, motorcycling, rock climbing and skiing/boarding, spending much time building hiking trails with VOC – Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

In recent years she organized an annual multi-family camping trip at Sand Dunes National Park. She loved music, playing guitar, piano, French horn, and especially seeing concerts and she also loved chocolates and sweets!

She had many travel opportunities all over the world, which she loved. With KPMG she spent six months in India; prepared returns at a gold mine near Lima, Peru; worked two years in Switzerland and Visited China, Belize, Indonesia, Iceland and many European countries. Before starting her new job, she went on her own to Bogota, Columbia.

Adventurous, courageous, and very generous with her time and treasures, she had a joyous spirit and was a patient, loving mother, always wearing a smile and had a “Yolo” attitude about life. She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of all.

Survivors include her son, Ryan Santoro; parents, Paul & Loretta Eisenhauer of Menominee; three brothers, Edward (Jessica) Eisenhauer of Cedarburg, Brian Eisenhauer of Denver, Co. and Christopher (Holly) Eisenhauer of Middleton, Wi.; three nieces and three nephews.

Services were held in Cook, Ne. and Denver Co. Memorials can be made to a charity of one’s choice.



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