James D. Harkin

February 22, 1956 - March 16, 2023
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Monday 3/20, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Edward Catholic Church
216 S. Nichols Street
Lowell, IN 46356
Tuesday 3/21, 11:00 am

James D. Harkin “Jim”, age 67, of Lowell, IN, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2023. Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pamela M. Harkin (nee Bixeman); children: Kristin (Brian) Jurczak of Dyer, Jennifer Harkin of Lowell; and grandchildren: Bianca Harkin, Jacob Harkin, Blake Jurczak, Brooke Jurczak, Ben Jurczak. Jim was precededContinue Reading

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Michael Sweeney left a message on March 26, 2023:
All thru high school (HHS Hawks) Jim was a gentle giant. During our football games he would watch and compliment the other teams players. We may have been competing with them, but he never let it be a personal grudge. Jim, you are one of a kind, and you will be missed. STP, and the lineman’s Gruber Pride.
Paula White Mullan left a message on March 25, 2023:
I am so sorry to just now hear of Jim's passing. I will never forget him from High School. We had a class together where we had to get married, do ck book, plan lives and get divorced. Jim was my husband in that class. He was a warm, kind and funny kid. Running into him and Pam at reunions was fun. So glad he had a Happy Life!! Prayers and hugs go out to all of you in your loss.
Anna Tockman left a message on March 22, 2023:
Pam, I am very sorry to learn that you lost Jim. Thinking of you and your family. Anna
Kesli (Blankenship) Bradbury left a message on March 19, 2023:
Jim has always been the “dad” of the neighborhood! Need firewood, call Jim. Need help with an animal in the house, call Jim! Growing up him and Pam ALWAYS sponsored us for sports, buying cookies, flowers, whatever the item was, they were down to help! Greatest “family” around! Because that’s what Jim treated everyone like, FAMILY. There are not many people like that left in this world, so extremely sad to have one less. Jim is and always will be someone I strive to be and teach my children to be like… kind, helpful, and generous, but most of all contagious. Jim’s smile, inviting hug, and always bubbly personality was FOREVER contagious. Honestly don’t believe I’ve ever heard him say one negative thing after being neighbors for over 18 years… the world may be a little less full without him here, but that’s beyond made up for by the impression he left on everyone he’s ever met. I’ll miss my “neighbor dad” more than anyone can imagine. Catch some fish up for me in heaven, you’ve earned anything available up there! The best kind of person there ever was… RIP. Love, “neighbor daughter” Kesli
Linda M McMillan left a message on March 19, 2023:
My funest cousin. He will be missed by too many too count.
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Brian and Stacey Atkinson left a message on March 18, 2023:
Fishing on Lake Erie on Jim’s boat was a great time always! Lots of laughs. Worked with he guy for many years and am glad to have known him. Our condolences to the entire family.
Bob Mendoza left a message on March 17, 2023:
Jim was a kind soul, always has a smile and a good handshake after mass. Praying for all of you. So sorry ???
Bryant taylor left a message on March 17, 2023:
I loved going to Ohio and fishing for walleye caught limit 2 days in a row ina a matter of 4 hours each day and then cleaned them with him it was a lot of he was a good guy loved being around forever in are memory?️
Sarah (Gumbiner) Hanover left a message on March 17, 2023:
I remember when Pam met Jim, he swept her off her feet. He was so kind and gentle, I know there are a lot of broken hearts - take solace knowing how much he loved his family and his beloved wife. He will be missed, but never forgotten!
Lizzie Terry left a message on March 17, 2023:
Jim was an amazing man and will be missed by so many, I’m so sorry for your loss
Dave DePaolo left a message on March 17, 2023:
My heart is crushed to lose my friend Jim. We moved in 22 years ago and Jim was one of the first people we met that welcomed us to the street. Since then Jim and I got to know each other. His yearly fish fry was always the highlight of the street, especially when I would light up my police car in his yard and squeal the sirens a time or two to let Jim know I was there for some grub. You will be truly missed my friend. Until we meet again!
Tom and Rita Saberniak left a message on March 16, 2023:
We are sorry for your loss. We'd see you guys at 8 am mass on Sundays. May he rest in peace catching many fish in heaven.
Fr. Rick Holy left a message on March 16, 2023:
On behalf of Jim's St. Edward parish family, myself included, our sincere condolences and sympathies in this time of sorrow. His presence was valued so very much. His absence will now be felt very deeply. We hold you and all who grieve his passing in prayer. May the angels lead him to paradise.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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