He was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Lone Star, the son of William Henry and Lena (Stoebener) Hornberger. He attended Colyer Grade School in Lone Star and Liberty Memorial High School, Lawrence.
Mr. Hornberger worked at Hercules Power Plant, DeSoto, and at Baker University before beginning employment at Kansas University. He retired in 1997 from the KU maintenance department.
He was a lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ, near Worden.
He married Hazel Virginia Davis in March 1976 in Eudora. She died in May 1977.
Survivors include a sister, Marie Brohammer, Baldwin; and two brothers, Julius, Baldwin, and Herbert, Overbrook.
The family suggests memorials to St. John's United Church of Christ, or to Alzheimer's and Other Related Disorders Assn., sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.