Edward Frank Hornbeck, son of Emmett and Lelia (Stallings) Hornbeck, was born in Lebanon Junction, Ky., on June 12, 1933. Ed spent his early years in Kentucky, moving to Iowa when he was a Junior in High School. He graduated in 1952 from Magnolia High School in Magnolia. After graduation, Ed joined the Air Force and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. After two years in Texas, he was assigned to Orly Air Force Base in Paris, France. On Feb. 15, 1957, Ed was united in marriage to Barbara Blankenship, at the Lutheran Church in Logan. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Ronda (Jeff) Thomas and Denise (Mitch) Lane. Around 1959, Ed started working as a delivery man for Meadow Gold Dairy in Council Bluffs. During his 34 years at Meadow Gold Dairy, he worked his way up through the ranks to Home Delivery Sales Manager. After leaving Meadow Gold Dairy, he worked at Echo until his retirement.
In his spare time, he enjoyed baseball, hunting, golfing and a good cribbage game. Traveling was another activity, he enjoyed. Ed and Barbara spent many summers traveling throughout the United States. Family was his number one priority and he loved spending time with his wife, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ed was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs.
Ed passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Midlands Care Center, at the age of 88 years.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond; three sisters, Ruth, Mary Katherine, Lottie and their spouses; and great-grandson, Easton Lane.
Ed is survived by his wife, Barbara Hornbeck of Council Bluffs; daughters, Ronda (Jeff) Thomas) and Denise (Mitch) Lane of Council Bluffs; six grandchildren, Ashley (Jesse) Smith, Cody (Janna) Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Korey (Amanda) Lane, Kylie (Weston) Olsen, and Kelly Lane; ten great-grandchildren, Nicole and Lucas Smith, Shaely Thomas, Isaac Gourd, Brinley, Hadley, Oakley, Knoxley Lane, Cohen and Levi Olsen; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
Visitation was at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home on Monday July 19, 2021. Funeral service was Tuesday, July, 20, 2021, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 239 Frank Street in Council Bluffs. Interment with military honors was Tuesday afternoon in the Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church.