OBITUARY

Robert Horneker

July 26, 1940November 5, 2018

Robert E. Horneker, 78, passed away in the early morning of November 5, 2018 at Cannon Inn, surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1940 to Edward and Bertha (Schuchart) Horneker in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up on the family dairy farm in St. Louis County, along the Meramec River.

Robert was a faithful member of Central Presbyterian Church and a 50 year member of the Columbia Lodge No. 534 AF & AM in Pacific, Missouri. He attended Park College in Parkville, MO before transferring to the University of Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. He held various positions over his working life in St. Louis, MO, Litchfield, IL, Troy, IL, and Granite City, IL. In 2007, after retirement, Robert and Mary moved to Terre Haute to be closer to their family. In his free time, he enjoyed photography, bicycling, wood working, and reading history and mystery novels.

He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts and uncles.

Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary (Gatton) Horneker of Terre Haute; his daughter, Beth (Kevin) Christ of Terre Haute; two grandchildren, Peter and Caroline; two brothers, George (JoAnn) Horneker of Paragould, Arkansas, and Ralph (Bev) Horneker of Perryville, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807 on November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, Heartland Hospice or a favorite charity. Online condolences can be made online at www.roselawnfunealhome.net.

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Anita Colley

November 17, 2018

Been a while since our days at Park, memories still of friends gathering for discussions and good times.
Condolences to the family. Mary, thinking of you with love. Thank you for your beautiful care giving. May the good times be strong in your reflections and bring you peace and comfort.

Helen Gatton

November 11, 2018

Remembering how young we were when you made your first trip down as a young couple! The happy times remembered help with the loss. Thinking of you & Family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Robert E. Horneker, 78, passed away in the early morning of November 5, 2018 at Cannon Inn, surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1940 to Edward and Bertha (Schuchart) Horneker in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up on the family dairy farm in St. Louis County, along the Meramec River.

Robert was a faithful member of Central Presbyterian Church and a 50 year member of the Columbia Lodge No. 534 AF & AM in Pacific, Missouri. He attended Park College in Parkville, MO before transferring to the University of Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. He held various positions over his working life in St. Louis, MO, Litchfield, IL, Troy, IL, and Granite City, IL. In 2007, after retirement, Robert and Mary moved to Terre Haute to be closer to their family. In his free time, he enjoyed photography, bicycling, wood working, and reading history and mystery novels.

He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts and uncles.

Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary (Gatton) Horneker of Terre Haute; his daughter, Beth (Kevin) Christ of Terre Haute; two grandchildren, Peter and Caroline; two brothers, George (JoAnn) Horneker of Paragould, Arkansas, and Ralph (Bev) Horneker of Perryville, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807 on November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, Heartland Hospice or a favorite charity. Online condolences can be made online at www.roselawnfunealhome.net.