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"If I can help somebody as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song?" That's Fred Hornshuh.
Born July 2, 1922 in Portland, Oregon to Fred L. Hornshuh Sr. and Beulah Calkins Hornshuh, he passed away in his sleep December 8, 2013, in Eugene, Oregon.
Survived by his wife of 69 years, Carol McClintic Hornshuh, and his children: Janet (Jamon) Kent, Charlene (Gary) Simmons, Fred III (Linda Bloom), Mark, and Jill (Rob) Crymes; thirteen grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren.
Fred graduated from Pacific Lutheran University (Washington); and attended Drake University (Iowa), New Hope Christian College (formerly Open Bible Institute, Iowa, and Bible Standard Institute, Oregon) University of Oregon where he played the double bell euphonium in the marching band, and Portland State University.
From the time he was 18 years old, Rev. Hornshuh pastored Open Bible Standard Churches in Washington, Oregon and Florida. He founded Christian Pre-Schools in Oregon, Washington, California, Florida, and Illinois. He volunteered as a chaplain in hospitals and retirement homes and assisted living facilities until 2011.
Wherever he went, Fred knew no strangers. He reached out to anyone within earshot and offered a message of hope and love, introducing one and all to Jesus Christ. He most enjoyed hunting and camping trips in Eastern Oregon with his sons and grandsons; and he was famous for handing out silver dollars and saying, "Keep this?never spend it and you'll never be broke."
Please join the family in Celebrating his Life. Two Services of Remembrance will be held; the first, January 25th, 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Eugene (formerly Lighthouse Temple) on 18th and Charnelton streets in Eugene, Oregon. The second, January 26th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Portland Open Bible Church, 3223 SE 92nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 12, 2014