Dale was born November 9, 1925, in Highland Township, Defiance County, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur C. and Blanche M. (Kellermier) Hornung.
He was a 1944 graduate of West Unity High School. Dale was a WWII Army Infantry Veteran, involved in the Battle of the Bulge.
He married Linda A. Miller on June 9, 1990 in West Unity. Dale was the owner of Dale’s Sinclair Service Station in West Unity, retiring in 1992. He formerly was a part owner of John Deere Agency in Montpelier and Swanton, selling his portion of the business prior to purchasing the service station. He was a life member of the West Unity American Legion Post #669 as well as the DAV, Montpelier Moose Lodge 312, Montpelier Eagles Aerie #2246 and the Bryan Amvets Post #54. Dale enjoyed gardening and canning and freezing the produce of his garden, golfing, bowling and sharing his dry wit.
Surviving is his wife, Linda of West Unity; five children, Allen (Sherry) Hornung of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, DeeAnne Hornung of Van Wert, Ohio, Sandra (Dennis) Kleman also of Van Wert, Ohio Michael (Christy) Borton of Waterville, Ohio, Jeremy (Lisa) Borton of Bryan, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wilford “Bill” Hornung and Lawrence Hornung and two sisters, Violet Stucky and Faith Davis.