Dale Allen Hornung
Dale Allen Hornung

WEST UNITY, Ohio — Dale Allen Hornung, 88, of West Unity, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan.

Dale was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Highland Township, Defiance County, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur C. And Blanche M. (Kellermier) Hornung. He was a 1944 graduate of West Unity High School. Dale was a WWII Army Infantry veteran, involved in the Battle of the Bulge. He married Linda A. Miller on June 9, 1990, in West Unity.

Dale was the owner of Dale’s Sinclair Service Station in West Unity, retiring in 1992. He formerly was a part owner of John Deere Agency in Montpelier and Swanton, selling his portion of the business prior to purchasing the service station.

He was a life member of the West Unity American Legion Post 669 as well as the DAV, Montpelier Moose Lodge 312, Montpelier Eagles Aerie 2246 and the Bryan Amvets Post 54. Dale enjoyed gardening and canning and freezing the produce of his garden, golfing, bowling and sharing his dry wit.

Surviving are his wife, Linda of West Unity; five children, Allen (Sherry) Hornung of Bartlesville, Okla., DeeAnne Hornung of Van Wert, Ohio, Sandra (Dennis) Kleman, also of Van Wert, Ohio, Michael (Christy) Borton of Waterville, Ohio, Jeremy (Lisa) Borton of Bryan, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wilford “Bill” Hornung and Lawrence Hornung, and two sisters, Violet Stucky and Faith Davis.

Visitation for Dale Allen Hornung will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from 2 – 8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio (419)-924-9200. West Unity American Legion Post 669 will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening in the funeral home.

Funeral services for Dale will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in the Stryker United Brethren Church 104 East Short Street, Stryker, with Pastor Nick Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity. Military graveside rites accorded by the West Unity American Legion Post 669. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to West Unity American Legion Post 669, 120 West Jackson Street, West Unity, Ohio 43570, or to the Stryker United Brethren Church, 104 East Short Street, Stryker, Ohio 43557, or to the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.