James C. “Jim” Harkema, 79 of Berea, Ohio entered into God’s Kingdom on February 24, 2023, after a short hospital stay at Southwest General in Middleburgh Heights. He was born on June 29, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio to Ruth and Peter Harkema, and is preceded in death by his parents and sister Judy.
Jim’s life’s work was being the best son, brother, husband, father, Papa, and Grand Papa. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, three children Jim, Traci, and Scott, his sisters Ruth, Janet, Alyce, and Pam, his seven grandchildren and his three great grandchildren. He devoted his life to provide his family undying support, love, strength, wisdom, an exemplary work ethic, and the skills to work with your hands.
A private celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Berea Animal Rescue (Bereaanimalrescue.com) or the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (T2T.org) Condolences and special memories of Jim can be shared with his family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com
Heritage Cremation & Burial Society
Hylton Family says
So sorry for the loss of someone so special! Our hearts, prayers and love with you all!
Wendi Thomas says
We are so very sorry for your loss!
We are sending you our loving thoughts and support at this difficult time!
Wendi, Brian, Cameron and Ruby Thomas
Shannon Carroll says
Cheryl and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and sending you our love and prayers.
The Ladies at LaDonna’s says
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family.