Richard Hornung

May 10, 1932June 6, 2019

Richard Joseph Hornung, 87, of Loveland, CO, quietly passed on June 6, 2019 surrounded by his family at Northshore Health Care Facility.

Richard’s parents Michael & Rosa Hornung were married in 1930 and farmed near Windhorst, Kansas. Richard was born on May 10, 1932, on this farm during one of the many Kansas dust storms. He was the eldest of 7 children and worked on the family farm driving a tractor from an early age. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was later sent to England where he met and married Irene Bell of Carlisle in 1954. He then attended college and received a Bachelor and Masters of Science from Kansas State University followed by a PhD from Colorado State University. He worked for several aerospace companies including Douglas, Hughes Aircraft, and Boeing. He was proud of his work that coincided with the NASA Moon, Mars, and space station programs. He retired from Boeing at the age 70.

Richard is survived by his former wife Irene, sons Dale Hornung, Kevin Hornung, Brian Hornung, daughters Debbie (Dan) Ricken, Linda (Martin) Speer, grandsons Ryan (Julie) Hornung, Blake (Becky) Hornung, Ben (Kelli Miller) Hornung, Devon Ricken, granddaughters Bailey Ricken, Sarah Speer, and 4 great-grandchildren Trenton, Hailey, Jaxson and Liam Hornung. He is also survived by brothers Ron (Janice) Hornung, Don (Christy) Hornung, and sister Phyllis Stephenson.

Richard was preceded in death by his grandson Brandon Hornung and brother Michael Hornung, sisters Alethea Keeley and Karin Hornung.

Viewing will be 12:00pm followed by the memorial service at 1:00pm at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, CO. Burial will follow soon after at Sunset Memorial Gardens across from the funeral home.

All are invited to a reception following the interment.


  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Interment Friday, June 14, 2019

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