Fred A. Hartstrom
Attorney, 64Fred A. Hartstrom, 64, of Eugene, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004 in
Mr. Hartstorm was born in Aberdeen, Wash., July 13, 1939 to Fred and Lena Hartstrom.
He was raised in Jewell and moved to Astoria in 1955. He graduated from Astoria High School in 1957 as valedictorian of his class. He played baseball, basketball and football and was the recipient of a Rotarian scholarship.
He married Carol Pilgard, Sept. 4, 1965 in Eugene. She survives, residing in Eugene.
Mr. Hartstrom worked construction jobs to pay his way through college and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a law degree from the University of Oregon. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Mr. Hartstrom began his law career as an assistant deputy district attorney in the Lane County District Attorney's Office in 1966 and for the majority of his tenure was the chief deputy district attorney. In 1985 he joined the firm of Horton, Hartstrom and Koenig and later was a sole practitioner focusing primarily on juvenile law. In March 2003, he was the recipient of the Oregon State Bar's Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award.
Family members say Mr. Hartstrom enjoyed commercial fishing in Alaska, country music, reading and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan and when his son was younger he immersed himself with coaching youth basketball, baseball and flag football teams. Fred was a student of history and enjoyed the heritage of Astoria.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hartstrom is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Hartstrom and Mark Stell of Portland; a son Rik A. Hartstrom of Beaverton; two sisters, Millie MacKenzie of Sunriver and Joyce Angelus of Dallas, Ore.
A coffee reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Astoria Elks Lodge.
A celebration of his life will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 25 at The Valley River Inn in the McKenzie Ballroom, 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lane Community College Foundation/Baseball Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.