George Eldon Hornbeek, 86

George "Punch" Eldon Hornbeek, 86, of Butler, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014.

He was born in Covington, on December 10, 1928 to the late Harold and Lucille Eckert Hornbeek, served in the United States Army, 504th Airborne Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, enjoyed visiting with old army buddies at reunions and attending events at Fort Bragg, N.C., was a member and deacon at Christ's Church Eastside Park, Butler.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was brother, Norbert Hornbeek.

Surviving are wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Wilson Hornbeek; daughter, Amanda (Gregg) Cappon, East Lyme, Conn.; brothers, Harold Hornbeek, Covington, and Donald, Alexandria; grandchildren, Simone and Zane; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 19, 2014 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at the Butler Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Christ's Church Eastside Park, Butler.

Online condolences may be sent to www.peoplesfuneralhomes.com