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Evelyn Hornberger, 81, Lawrenceville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017.
She was born Jan. 21, 1936, to Lawrence and Marie Dierckman, and she lived in the Sunman area her entire life.
She is survived by her daughter Tracy (Randy) Stenger, St. Leon; her grandsons Ryan (Sue) Hornberger, Cincinnati, and Brady Hornberger, Batesville; granddaughter Kelsey Stenger (fiancé Caleb Spence), St. Leon; two great-grandchildren Zachary and Cena Hornberger; and siblings Thelma (Don) Schornick, Milan; Anna Mae Callahan, St. Leon; Myrtle (Hershel) Hildebrand, Sunman, Arnie (Sharon) Dierckman, Sunman, Ronald Dierckman, Carol (John) Knue, Waco, Texas, and Roger (Viv) Dierckman, Holton.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband James Hornberger, son Gene Hornberger, daughter-in-law Theresa Hornberger, parents Lawrence and Marie Dierckman, sister Alma Herbert and brother-in-law Jim Callahan.
Evelyn retired from Pri-Pak, Lawrenceburg, in 2010 after a long history with the company. She had many friends from her working years and would frequently get together with them to celebrate birthdays and holidays.
Evelyn loved the spring and summer months when she could tend to her garden, flowers and mowing her lawn. She enjoyed time cooking her famous chicken and dumplings and baking sugar cookies with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was well known for her blackberry custard pies, which were a highlight at family holidays. Evelyn was a huge fan of East Central High School sports with football being her favorite. She attended every game she possibly could with her brother Arnie and his wife, Sharon. She had her "spot" on the bleachers, which she reserved weekly by putting down a blanket days prior to any home game. Neither rain nor cold weather would keep her away from seeing "her boys" play.
Family and friends may visit Tuesday, May 9, from 4-8 p.m. at the All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Parish Life Center, St. Leon, with rosary at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Church, with burial at St. Jacobs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, St. Jacobs Cemetery Fund, Sunman Area Life Squad or the family's wishes.
Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home, Dover, is handling arrangements.
Published on May 8, 2017
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