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James V. Harrison

December 27, 1939 — September 4, 2009

James V. Jim Harrison, 69



Stillman Valley James V. Jim Harrison, 69 of Stillman Valley, IL died at 9 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2009 at Swedish American Hospital. Born December 27, 1939 in Detroit, MI to WB Harrison and Ann (McCarthy) Harrison. Married his wife Sharon (White) in Motley, MN on July 23, 1960. After 4 years of service in the US Air Force, Jim worked 30 years as an air traffic controller for the FAA before retiring. Since retiring Jim has been an air traffic control instructor at OHare and was a consultant for Boeing in Seattle, WA. At present he was working for Raytheon in Elgin, IL. Jim loved fishing, cars and racing and watching his grandchildren participate in sports.



Survivors; wife of 49 years Sharon (White) Harrison; daughters, Julie (Scott) Robins, Mindy (Bruce) Tucker and son Jimmy (Trisha) Harrison. Grandchildren; Tom (Tiffany) Stone, Kyle Robins, Kira (Archie) Robins Linn, Megan (Michael) Skirtich, Chase Robins, Justin Whipple, Nickalas Harrison, Kristen Harrison. Great-Granddaughters Elayna Robins and Makenna Stone. Brother Bill (Barb) Harrison, brothers and sisters-in-law Ron and Joan Gajewski, Dairien and LaVaune White and many nieces and nephews. Special family friend Jimmy Sagen. Predeceased by his parents, his brother Damon, nephews Brian, Bryan, and Damon Jr. A special thanks to Dr. Harner, Paula Krause, Dr. Carter and the caring staff of Swedish American Heart Hospital.



Funeral Service 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory (Mulford Chapel) 1860 S. Mulford Road. Burial to follow in Stillman Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory (Mulford Chapel). Memorials may be made to Stillman Valley High School Wrestling Club. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfuneralhome.com

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