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JAMES HAROLD HORNBERGER, 77, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away Nov. 29, 2013 in Lewiston, Idaho. He was born July 16, 1936 in Fort Wayne. James grew up in Fort Wayne, and attended the University of Indiana, and the Indiana University School of Dentistry, specializing in Periodontics. He graduated "summa cum laude" and was a member of the OKU Honorary Society. During the Vietnam War, he served his country in the Public Health Service sanctioned to the Navy Coast Guard as a 2nd Lt. and stationed in Hawaii. He later served as Chief Dentist at the California Youth Authority in Sacramento, Calif. His life long interests were ski patrol, sailing, Tae Kwon Do, hunting and fly fishing, and he loved his dogs! He was supportive of National Parks, and served for several years as an assistant to the Rangers in Yellowstone National Park. He was an official member of the NRA. He also enjoyed many years of RVing and ballroom dancing with his wife, Teri. He will be especially remembered for his wonderful ability to memorize and tell stories and jokes, as well as for the poems and stories he wrote himself. He was a member of Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kendrick, Idaho. Surviving is his wife, Teri Tate Hornberger; his daughter, Susanne Lizette Hornberger; step-grandchildren, Shelby Lin Sewell and Wesley Sewell; and his grandchildren, Cameron Tate Locke, Gareth Wesley Charles Locke, Abigail Comfort Sewell and Honor Hailey Sewell. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kendrick, Idaho. There will also be a Memorial service for James in Fort Wayne in the Spring of 2014. He will then be interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown, S.D. Memorials may be sent to the Church, 12633 Cameron Rd., Kendrick, ID 83537 other memorials may be sent to the St. Labre Children's School, 1000 Tungue River Road, Ashland, MT 59003.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 11, 2013
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