Eugene H. Horst

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Eugene H. Horst


      Eugene H. Horst, 82, of Landis Homes, formerly of Bird-in-Hand, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Born in Brownstown, he was the son of the late Paul S. and Eva Martin Horst.  He was the loving husband of Florence M. Zimmerman Horst.  They observed their 59th anniversary on Sept. 19th

     Eugene was a 1954 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School. A self-employed painter, he also had painted for Steller Painting and Papering. In later years, he operated Stumptown Transportation LLC. Eugene was a member and past trustee of James Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster.  Eugene enjoyed the songs of the church, leading a cappella singing from the time of his youth and was a member along with his family of The Charlotte Street Singers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also umpired at Locust Grove for various church softball leagues. 

    He is survived by: his wife; three children, Mervin E. Horst, New York, NY, Darryl R. Horst, Leola, Cynthia A. Horst, Lancaster; four granddaughters, Jessica (Jeff) Kutz, Mikayla, Amanda, Sarah; a great-granddaughter, Eden Kutz; a sister-in-law, Arlene Horst, Mt. Joy.  A brother, Elvin preceded him in death.

     The family would like to extend their gratitude to the healthcare staff of Landis Homes for their excellent care of Eugene.

     Kindly omit flowers.  Memorials are welcomed to the James Street Mennonite Church or the Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. 

      A memorial service will be held from the James Street Mennonite Church, 323 W. James St., Lancaster, PA on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4 PM.  The family will visit friends from 3 to 4 PM at the church on Sunday.

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