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James Harthorn

Mr. James Charles Harthorn, age 65, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012. He was a 1965 graduate of Holland High School and received his B.S. degree from Ferris State University. Jim was vocationally certified in Auto Mechanics and taught Small Engine Repair for Jordan College, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Rockford Public Schools, and other places. He worked part-time at Rowland Parts in Cedar Springs and then in 1986 became the owner of Cedar Rock Automotive. Jim was a work enthusiast and would relax when caring for two farms with cattle, horses, goats, and chickens. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann, whom he married on June 30, 1967; children, James and Suzanne Harthorn, Lisa Molt, Brian and Tara Harthorn; grandchildren, Stephanie Harthorn, Justin Harthorn, Christopher James Harthorn, Jacob Molt, Brandon Harthorn, Jordan Harthorn; brothers, Steven (Linda) Harthorn, Mark (Roxanne) Harthorn; brother-in-law, Larry Tibbet; and nieces and nephews. A family graveside service was held. The gathering to celebrate Jim’s life will be at the Pederson Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation Great Lakes Chapter, 2680 Horizon Dr., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook, NE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 59546. Arrangements by The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www. pedersonfuneralhome.com

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