SIGOURNEY — Jesse Dean Hornback, 35, died suddenly June 15, 2013, at his home in Sigourney.
Jesse Dean Hornback was born on July 6, 1977, in Iowa City, the son of Jim F. and Cindy Lee Flactiff Hornback. He grew up in the Hedrick and Sigourney areas and graduated from Sigourney High School in 1995. Jess received his bachelor of science degree from Buena Vista University and has worked in the human services field since graduation. He was united in marriage to Crystal Glandon on Nov. 2, 2002, in Sigourney. Jesse was the Keokuk County Community Services director. He was on the City Council and the Republican Central Committee. He loved politics, history, trivia, traveling (especially Hornback family vacations) and was totally devoted to his wife and daughter, Maddie.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Crystal, and daughter, Madelynn Belle Hornback of Sigourney; his father, Jim (Mary) Hornback of Hedrick; sister, Mandi (Jess) Jones of Ottumwa; stepsister, Shana (Jason) Harter of Ottumwa; stepfather, Terry Hollingsworth and niece, Hailey Gillum of Sigourney; stepbrother Chad (Jill) Hollingsworth of Grinnell; stepsister Lindsay Steinhart of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cindy Hornback Hollingsworth.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Sigourney. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. at the church today.
In lieu of flowers, an educational fund has been established for his daughter, Madelynn.
Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is providing services and caring for the family. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.