Donald William Hornung

Donald William Hornung

December 15, 1926 - March 07, 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri

Donald W. Hornung, 92, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Dear Husband of Jeanette Y. Hornung (nee Yaeger) for almost 68 years, devoted father of Sally (Steve) Schwartz and Steve (Therese) Hornung. Loving grandfather of Shelly (Mark) Minnella, Stacy (Mark) Regna, Jonathan Hornung, Jennifer (AJ) Denzl, and Samantha Hornung. Dear great grandfather of Jaiden, Kaylin & Violet Minnella, and Rory & Ella Regna.

An Eagle Scout and a graduate of Hancock High School, class of 1945. Honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1946.

After attending classes at the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri; he started his career as a drafter/designer at Stone and Webster followed by a 43-year career at Sverdrup and Parcel / Sverdrup Corporation, retiring in 1994.

Preceded in death by his father John Hornung, Jr., mother Susan Hornung, step-mother Helen Hornung, and sister Elvera Frazee.

He loved trains and model railroading, building much of his HO gauge layout from scratch; and building wooden toys for his grandkids. He spent a lot of his spare time fishing, canoeing, camping, gardening (both vegetables and flowers, including growing gladiolas for show), working in the yard, and volunteering at church. He always had his special tool box in his car for taking to church to work on whatever needed fixing.

When asked what he liked most, he replied with spending time with family and getting hugs from all the kids.

Don always took a walk at lunch when he worked in downtown St. Louis and he had an infectious smile that could always elicit a smile back. He was easily known as someone who could make anybody smile.

Services: Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 P.M., Monday, March 11, 2019 at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63129. Visitation will resume from 9:00 to 10:00 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at St. Johns UCC, 11333 St. Johns Church Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 followed immediately by funeral services. Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send any honorary donations to St. Johns UCC, Capital Improvement Fund.



March 11, 2019
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Funeral Home
4830 Lemay Ferry Road (63129)

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March 12, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. John United Church of Christ - Mehlville
11333 St. John Church Road (63123)

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Don was the first person I worked for in 1977 when I was a no-nothing engineer kid out of college. He was the most patient and generous man and taught me well in many ways. Condolences to the family. Dan Reich
-Daniel Reich

Sally So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-Patty Schmidt

We all lost a dear friend, our sympathy to all the family
-Mary Lou and Al Farrow

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this difficult time. Don was a wonderful man and we were blessed to know him.
-Kim & Jeff Stanley

Don was a good friend always had a smile nothing much rattled him. He was a very versatile designer from site work, highways and municipal projects. He was very dependable and conscientious about his work. A great person to know and be a friend of. He will be missed and leaves many fond memories for all.
-Omar L Feeler

I'm sorry I could not attend the funeral as I was out of town. Don will be missed by all. May you find comfort in memories and knowing thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Joanie and Ron
-Joan and Ron Kelly

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