SENKBEIL, HORST H.
Graduated from this life to his
heavenly home on Tuesday,
October 9, 2012 at the age of 80. Survived by his loving wife Christel of 54 years, son Daniel Senkbeil (Rosalyn) of Fremont, CA, two grandchildren Heather and Daniel, daughter Carol Senkbeil (Enrico
Josue) of Vancouver, sister Gisela Mueller and niece Angelika Mueller both of Germany.
Horst was born on September 15, 1932 in East Prussia. His family escaped Russian
occupation in WWII and as a young man he immigrated to Canada in 1954, settling in Kitchener, ON. He worked as a metal fabricator and machinist and married Christel in 1958. After attending seminary in Frankfurt, Germany, he was youth and associate pastor at the German Pentecostal Church, Kitchener. In 1972 he moved his family to San Francisco to pastor the German Christian Church. In 1977 Horst and Christel established their home in Kelowna where he pastored Glenwood Pentecostal Assembly. He also
pastored Elim Church in Santa Clara, CA for over a decade and was the West Coast Presbyter for the German District of the Assemblies of God. Horst continued to serve his
community in senior visitation and retirement home
ministries until mid 2011 when health concerns slowed his usual tireless efforts. Horst loved to travel, enjoyed sports and socializing and was a proud grandfather. His generosity touched everyone he met.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 am at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave., Kelowna with a Memorial Service to
follow at 2:30 pm at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna.
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