Harold E Hornbeck
October 9, 1928 – July 7, 2018
Retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Major (O4) in 1972. Harold was a Korean war veteran, participated in the 1962 Nuclear Testing in the Pacific with the Joint Task Force Eight, a Viet Nam war veteran, a Boy Scout troop leader, taught ROTC at South High School, and taught Geography at Metropolitan Community College.
Harold was born in Hinesboro, Illinois on October 9, 1928 to Benjamin Monroe Hornbeck and Rosa Alice Wingler Hornbeck. He married Dorothy Eilene Slight on December 25, 1949 in Griggsville, Illinois, Two daughters were born to the couple, Charlotte Jean Hornbeck and Deborah Sue Hornbeck. Deborah was born in Brazil in 1965, while Harold was stationed in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, and daughter, Deborah. He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte; grandchildren John Alan Copes and Nicole Tess; great-grandchildren Nick, Brittany Anne, Pheadra Lynn, John Alan III, Madison Marie, Max and Jac; sisters Phyllis Mountain, Shirley Dearth and Mary Meyer; sister-in-laws Mary Allen, Patricia White, and Beulah McDonald; brother-in-law Maurice (Frosty) White; nieces Pam, Sandy Rufner, Linda, Marcia, Rosemary, Sandy, Sharon, Sheila, Susan, Shelby, Geri Sue, Andrea, and Amber; and nephews Richard, Roger, Freddie, Harold Jr., Tim, Cary, Brian, and Travis. Funeral Service held Friday, 7-13-18, 2:00PM at Kahler Dolce Mortuary. Visitation prior to service 12:00-2:00PM. Internment Papillion Cemetery.
- Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
Harold E Hornbeck
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October 17, 2018
My name is Terry Thomas and was a South High School student of major Hornbeck from '88-'92 in his jrotc program he was a very kind but tough person but I didn't mind he made me the man that I am today and will be truely missed I love you major Hornbeck and I solute you sir.
Jeff and Denise Koster
August 28, 2018
Charlotte, we knew your father through your sister. I remember visiting your dad after Deb died, but I know we visited before, and I think your mom was still alive. (34 years ago.) I remember how gracious and kind your dad was, and how much he loved you girls and his grandchildren. I'm sure he was over the moon with his great grandchildren. If it hadn't been for your family, Jeff and I would never have met. Deb was on the Model UN staff with me, and she invited her high school friend Rob VanOrden to bring his Northwest Missouri State friends to our conference. Jeff was Rob's friend in ROTC. Thanks to your dad, I have three beautiful children. Jeff and I celebrated our 31st anniversary this July. His life touched so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Vincent Van Cleave
July 13, 2018
He helped me through high school when life was a little rough. He was always there for his student's.
SSG (RET) Vincent Van Cleave
South High 1987