Loren L. Fihn

April 13, 1945 - Oct. 15, 2019

Loren Lyle Fihn, 74, formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 15, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Silverton. Burial of cremains will be held at 5 p.m. April 3 at the Island City Cemetery, followed by a reception dinner. Contact Loren’s son, Brian, at 503-707-5155 or fihner@gmail.com for more information. Arrangements were under the direction of Farnstrom Mortuary of Independence.

Loren was born April 13, 1945, in La Grande, to Lois J. and Lyle E. Fihn. He grew up enjoying hunting and fishing and graduated from La Grande High School in 1963. Loren studied at what is now Eastern Oregon University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree.

In 1967, Loren married Coreen Magnuson, a La Grande High School classmate, class of 1965. Together they had a son, Brian K., and a daughter, Donna “Renee.” In 2001, Loren married Cindy Straus, and they lived in Salem.

Loren, who loved green and manicured lawns, was the groundskeeper at the Island City Golf Course for many years. He insisted all through life that a lawn reflects the love inside, shown outwardly with fine lines and green healthy grass.

The last few years, Loren took to the road himself in an RV. He spent time in Palm Desert, California, and Yuma, Arizona, until his health started to decline.

Loren passed away with his “Princess” dog Muffin snuggled by his side.

Memorial donations may be made to Silver Creek Fellowship, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, Oregon 97381, to celebrate his journey to accept the teachings of the Lord.

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Trey Fowler

I am sorry to read of his passing. We shared several high school classes together.

Trey Fowler class of 1963.

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