John Paul Hornung, age 75, of Cambridge died January 6, 2020 at Ecumen in North Branch. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, JANUARY 24th at Ft. Snelling Memorial Chapel, 1 Tower Ave, Minneapolis with a time for visiting one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery followed by a reception at Richfield VFW Post 5555.
John Paul Hornung was born October 25th, 1944 in Eldora, Iowa to Paul and Opal (Lyman) Hornung. He was raised and attended school in Eldora, Owasa and Iowa Falls, Iowa. After high school, John worked very hard in various roles and became a federal meat inspector. He then served his country from 1967 to 1969 in the US Army. On August 3rd, 1974, he married Julie Thorsbakken. John went back to college and began a career in public education as a high school business teacher in Iowa, then principal and superintendent in Minnesota. He served many Minnesota school districts: Lanesboro, Glenwood, Triton, Nicollet, Norwood-Young America and Glencoe-Silver Lake. Upon retirement, John and Julie spent time on the Gulf Coast of Alabama as well as their home on Lake Minnewaska in Starbuck, MN. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, visiting with family and friends, and working on his cars.
John Paul Hornung passed away January 6, 2020 at Ecumen in North Branch at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 12 days. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda McWherter.
John is survived by his wife, Julie; daughters Kari (Eric) Clappier, Jill (Jason) Hills, Joslyn (Andy) Manske; son John, Jr. (Kristen); siblings Steve (Gayle), Lisa (Jerry) Kaldenberg; grandchildren Allison, Elizabeth, Julia, Justin, Tucker and Harrison; as well as many relatives and friends.