HAMPTON - James Edward Hartzheim Sr., 87, passed away peacefully early Nov. 19, 2012.|
"Hardtime," know to his friends, was born in Combined Locks, Wis., and was a longtime resident of Hampton. Serving aboard the USS Nassua in WWII, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars serving 20 years in the Army and retiring as a SFC E7 in 1965, Jim settled in Hampton. While traveling the world with the military, Jim and his wife, Virginia, were blessed with six children. Jim was a longtime member of the Hampton Moose Lodge and the Newport News American Legion. Jim continued to work in several fields before retiring again from the City of Hampton. Jim was a longtime Green Bay Packers fan, but also a Washington Redskins and Washington Capitals Hockey fan. "Hardtime" loved sports and was an official in several local amateur sports.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Frances Hartzheim.
Survived by his wife, Virginia Mae Hartzheim; and loving children, Jim Hartzheim Jr., L. Michael Hartzheim, (Mick), Kathy Hutchison, Cheri Krapcho, Sandy Fitch and Pat Hartzheim; sister, Lois DeLeuw; 10 cherished grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Christian Prayer of Resurrection will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Immaculate Conception, 2105 Cunningham Drive, Hampton, Va. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions, in his name, to the
, 11835 Canon Blvd., Ste. A102, Newport News, VA 23606.
Arrangements by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Drive, Hampton. Va., 757-825-8070. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2012