Michael A. "Junior" Hornung, 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
Michael A. "Junior" Hornung, 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. He was born on July 20, 1946 at Dodge City, the son of Michael Christian and Rosa Antoinetta (Heiland) Hornung. Junior attended Spearville Schools and was a 1964 graduate of Spearville High School. He was a farmer and stockman in the Spearville area and also was a custom harvester. Michael owned and operated a machine shop in Offerle. He did design and engineer work for Crustbuster/SpeedKing in Spearville and Dodge City. Junior enjoyed playing cards. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus St. Leonard Council #1539, both of Spearville. Michael is survived by three brothers, Don Hornung and wife Christy of Dodge City, Richard Hornung of Mead, Colo., and Ron Hornung and wife Janice of Spearville; a sister, Phyllis Stephenson of Dodge City; brother-in-law, Tom Keeley of Dodge City; sister-in-law, Irene Hornung of Berthoud, Colo.; several nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Alethea Keeley and Karin Helena Hornung. Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the church with Rev. Ted Stoecklein presiding. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Spearville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Swaim Funeral Home and from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Windthorst Heritage Foundation both in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.