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Obituary for Lawrence J. Hornak

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Lawrence J. Hornak

January 29, 1933 - January 9, 2017

Larry was born on January 29, 1933 in Granger, Texas.  He was a star football player in high school and received a scholarship to play for the University of Texas.  Unfortunately, an injury in his senior year forced him to forego a football career and enlist in the U.S. Air Force.


He married Joan Wilson on April 30, 1955 in Topeka, Kansas.  Larry served in the Korean War and retired after 25 years of military service.  After his military career, Larry proudly graduated from Weber State College and returned to a second career at Hill Air Force Base.


Larry loved Appaloosa horses, stray dogs, the Oregon Coast, the Dallas Cowboys and golf.  Larry was a member of Holy Family Parish in Ogden.


The family extends its gratitude to the staff at Mountain Ridge Assisted Living in Ogden and to Bree and Jenn with Comfort Worx Hospice for their attentive care of Larry in these final months.


Larry was preceded in death by his lovely, witty wife, Joan (2004), and is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Hornak (Nile Eatmon); his grandchildren, Nathan and Sarah Eatmon; and his sisters, Rita Hornak and Delma Enger.


Interment will be in Topeka, Kansas.


The family will hold a Celebration of Life ceremony in Larry’s honor in the spring.


In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Michael J. Fox Institute for Parkinson’s Research or the Utah Humane Society.


We love you, Dad.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Born: January 29, 1933
Died: January 9, 2017

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Shawna Zesiger posted on 1/12/17

Larry will be missed by so many of us At HAFBase. I met Larry when I started working 12 years ago on base at the beauty shop. Larry and I had some good long talks over the years. He was very proud of his daughter and her family. Loved those two grandchildren very much. I cut his hair for the last time in October before I left the country for a month. When I got back I could not get in touch with him. I'm sorry I didn't see him again. He was always very kind to me.. May peace and love be with you all at this time. Shawna


Larry and Sherry Nussbaum posted on 1/12/17

Kim, We are so sorry to read of Larry's passing. My Larry took a letter in to him just last Saturday and was unable to visit with him as he was sleeping but said that he was obviously not long for this world. He was a good neighbor and we were glad to have gotten to know him a little better before he moved to Mountain View Assisted Living. Please let us know when the Celebration of Life ceremony will be; we would like to attend. May the Lord bless you and your family. He was so proud of you and both of your children. He would always light up when he talked about Nathan and Sarah.


Tim & Mary Nouchi posted on 1/11/17

We were so shocked and sad to hear of Larry's passing. He was such a fun person to be around. We have fond memories of seeing Larry at church and meeting up afterward for dinner, swapping stories of Texas and the Air Force. Please know he will be sorely missed. He was a lovely man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.


Rita Hornak posted on 1/11/17

Rest in peace dear brother. May God Bless. You were and will always be my big brother. Your Sister, Rita


Delma Enger posted on 1/11/17

To My Brother, Rest in peace and tell Joan hello for me. Also you and my Bob can have fun comparing notes about both of yours life in the Air Force. Love to all three of you. Your baby sister, Delma


Marty and Pat Simonson posted on 1/11/17

To the family of Larry Hornack. We were friends and neighbors with Larry and Joan all the years they lived in West Point. We charished their friendship. Our thoughts and prayers go with through this difficult time. We always knew Larry's opinon on issues as he always spoke his mind.