Lee F. Hornbaker

March 31, 1923May 15, 2013
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Lee F. Hornbaker,90, of Glasford, Illinois, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. He was born on March 31, 1923 in Glasford, Illinois. He was the son of Merle and Hazel (Wilson) Hornbaker. Lee farmed in the Glasford area all of his life. He was retired from Hiram Walker Distillery working over 30 years last as a bottling line supervisor. He was a WWII and Korean Conflict Marine veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post #35 in Glasford, Illinois and was the current treasurer and former Commander of that Post and served on the Honor Guard with Post Members. He was a member of the 40&8 of the Legion and also was a past commander. Lee was a member of the Marine Corp League Peoria Leathernecks and the Peoria County Farm Bureau. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Donald and John Hornbaker and one sister, Betty Lou Hersemann. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Glasford United Methodist Church. The Rev. Walter R. Wilkins will officiate. A visitation will be held Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the Davison Fulton Woolsey Glasford Chapel in Glasford, Illinois and 30 minutes prior services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery in Glasford, Illinois with military rites presented by American Legion Post # 35. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post # 35 in Glasford, Illinois. You may create an online condolence at


  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2013

Lee F. Hornbaker

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susan hartness adelman

March 5, 2014

You were the sweetest man I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. ..yyou truly will be you always uncle lee

Terry Abercrombie

May 24, 2013

Prayers and sympathy to all of his remaining family. I worked with Betty Lou at Caterpillar in Morton. She was a wonderful friend and invited to me to go on a trip with Lee and her to Colorado. I treasure that time and spent with both of them. I didn't know that Betty Lou had died also. Just this week I came across a card and note that Betty Lou sent me. Both of them talked constantly about their nieces and nephews. I loved to hear what everyone was up to.

May 22, 2013

Lee was a great neighbor and a great dad to Arkie. We will all miss him-Joni, Jack and Brandon McAfee and especially Arkie

May 21, 2013

Love And Miss You! Great Great Great Uncle Lee
Love Always & Forever
Love & Miss You! Great Great Uncle Lee Love Always & Forever

May 20, 2013


Brandy Blaxkwell-Kampmeier

May 19, 2013

Missing you, Uncle Lee <3

sean schabatka

May 18, 2013

he will be missed

Frank & Wanda Sanders

May 18, 2013

Lee was a wonderful person and cared so much for his family and friends as well as his American Legion family. He will be greatly missed by all.

May 18, 2013

My Great Uncle Lee Is & Was A Forever Great Man. I Love And Miss Him Dearly. I Know He Is In Heaven Peacefully Now, & Watching Over All Of Us. Heart Was Bigger Than Life. R.I.P Uncle Lee
Love Always & Forever: Lee Ellis

Jack Hagaman

May 18, 2013

Lee was one of the friendliest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing & serving with in the legion. God be with you Lee.