Posted: October 16th, 2017


Darol Nephi Hornberger, January 8, 1942 – Diamond City, AB

Beloved husband of Gail Baker Hornberger passed away suddenly on October 11, 2017. He was pre-deceased by his son, Benjamin Lance Hornberger (Marianne), sister, Laurelie Dahl (Greg) and parents, Nephi and Celestia Hornberger, also his brother-in-Law Camille Baker, and sister-in-law Shelly Williams. He is survived by his sons, Brian Darol (MaryLee), Douglas Wade (Debbi), and daughter Lori Ann Kotkas.

He is also survived by sisters, Diane Karren (Dwight), Wendy Hartley (Dave), and Linda Elfring, sister-in-Law, Cynette Braun (Bill) and brother-in-Law Larry Baker.

11 grandchildren, Dain Calderwood, JennaLee Thompson, Jenise Jessen, Shianne Kotkas, Cassidy Hornberger, Elise Kotkas, Kierra Hornberger, Drew Hornberger, Claire Kotkas, Shannon Hornberger, Shane Hornberger and many nieces and nephews.

In his younger days he played in a band, Chordaires. He loved riding his Harley Davidson, as well as flying. He’s always enjoyed outdoor activities like skiing, waterskiing, snowmobiling, scouts, camping, and fishing. Playing the piano was his peace and tranquility.

He devoted his time to his work. Over the years he’s had many careers, such as CPR, CNR, Fireman, farming, irrigation, and trucking.

He was a very kind, generous man who always wanted to help and he loved his church and family. He will be forever missed.

Friends may meet with the Family prior to the service on Friday, October 20, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, PICTURE BUTTE CHAPEL, 801 Willow Ave, Picture Butte from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in the Orton Cemetery, Orton, Alberta.

To send condolences, please visit www.generationsfh.ca

One Condolence for “HORNBERGER, Darol”

  1. Dean Tolley says:

    Shocked. Darol and I have a lot of history together. Gail, Brian, Wade, and Lori, my thoughts go out to you.

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