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Gerald A. Hornung

August 30, 1936 September 13, 2019
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Gerald Albert Hornung, 83 of West Brooklyn passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 in Heritage Health, Mendota.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 18 at St. Mary's Church, West Brooklyn with Rev. Randy Fronek officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Brooklyn. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 17 from 4-7 in Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota, and one hour prior to services in the church.
Gerald was born August 30, 1936 in Spearville, Kansas to Clements and Helen (Highland) Hornung. He married Janet Gehant on February 6, 1958 and they were able to celebrate
60 wonderful years together before she passed on May 6, 2018.
Gerald came to work for Mayrath in Compton, and held a job with the highway division of Illinois. In 1966 he started his own very successful business, Hornung Tiling Service, which he developed and ran well into his 70's. He will be forever remembered for taking care of his family, and spending his years of retirement giving his love, support and time to his wife Janet who he respected and adored.
Jerry was active in his community and was involved for many years as a volunteer Fireman with the West Brooklyn
Volunteer Fire Dept., was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, was a member of the Land improvement Contractors of America and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Gerald never met a stranger, and you knew when you got a phone call he would first say-" Yeah, What you doin?"
Survivors include his children: Richard Hornung of West Brooklyn; Robert (Ann) Hornung of Kearney, Mo.; LuAnn (Bob) Kromm of West Brooklyn, and Connie (Dan) Retzer of Rockford; 19 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother: Fred Hornung of Dodge City, Ks.; 3 sisters: Maryann Johnson of Dodge City, Ks., Sherrie (Don) Nau of Dodge City, Ks., and Theresa Barnett of Spearville, Ks.
He was preceded in death by his wife on 5/6/2018, sister: Reva Jean and his parents.
Memorials may be directed to: Mendota Area Senior Services, Heritage Health in Mendota or St. Mary's Church West Brooklyn.

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4:00 PM 9/17/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Schwarz Funeral Home

907 Jefferson Street
Mendota, IL 61342

Schwarz Funeral Home
907 Jefferson Street Mendota 61342 IL
United States





10:30 AM 9/18/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Church

747 3rd street
West Brooklyn, IL 61378

St. Mary's Church
747 3rd street West Brooklyn 61378 IL
United States

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St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

West Brooklyn

West Brooklyn
United States

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