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CHATSWORTH - Leo George Hornstein, 79, a resident of The Gibson Area Hospital Annex, formerly of rural Chatsworth, died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 9, 2006) at the Annex.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Jerry Gentes, minister of Pastoral Care at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth, will officiate. Burial will be held at Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to The Gibson Area Hospital Annex.

Leo was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Chatsworth, a son of George and Minnie Branz Hornstein. He married Donna Wilson on Nov. 26, 1949, in Chatsworth. She preceded him in death Oct. 20, 2002.

Surviving is one daughter, Jane (Wayne) Durflinger, Bloomington; three sons, Clive (Rhonda) Hornstein, Greg (Julie) Hornstein and Carl (Beth) Hornstein, all of Melvin; and five grandchildren, Nathan Durflinger, Casey (Frank) McCullough, Peter Hornstein, Kendall Hornstein and Austin Hornstein.

Preceding him in death are a granddaughter, Lindey Hornstein; a sister, Irene Bayston; and a brother, Donald Hornstein.

Mr. Hornstein graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1944. He was a farmer. He also served as the road commissioner for Chatsworth Township and was a fireman in Chatsworth for many years.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth.

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