Robert E. Hornecker
Robert E. Hornecker
  • January 25, 1929 - September 9, 2017
  • Peoria, Illinois

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Robert E. “Bob” Hornecker, age 88, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

He was born Jan. 25, 1929 in Plymouth, IL to Clarence and Frances (Cludray) Hornecker. He married Shirley Gustafson on Aug. 21, 1951 in Sequin, TX. She survives along with one great-niece, Pam (Craig) Weiss of McFarland, WI, one great-nephew, Doug (Victoria) Clemann of Eau Claire, WI, and several great-great-nieces, nephews, and great-great-great-nephews.

Bob was a United States Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War. Following his time in the military, Bob and Shirley moved from Galesburg to Peoria and Bob worked for Harden Sign, Co. He was a neon glass blower for over 30 years retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Local IBEW 34, Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria, and was a skilled wood workman, (making much of the furniture in his home).

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Dick Wehrs will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg.

Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church.

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