Captain James "Jim" Harstvedt, age 55, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. He was born Nov. 9, 1957 in Galena Park, Texas to Terje and Lois Jane Gatzo Hartsvedt. Captain Harstvedt was a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa Beach. He worked as a Boat Captain for 30 years, having received his Captains License in 1978, and also as a painter working with his dad. He was an avid motorcycle rider, and enjoyed boating and fishing. He was a very talented builder and loved restoring antique cars and motorcycles.
Captain Harstvedt is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Constance Raynor, Terje Harstvedt, and Lars Harstvedt.
Captain Harstvedt is survived by his loving wife, Deborah A. Harstvedt of Santa Rosa Beach; one son, James Charles Harstvedt, Jr. of Santa Rosa Beach; one brother, Kenneth Harstvedt and wife Nancy of Waukesha, Wis.; one sister, Ingrid T. Sylvia of Bruce; several nieces and nephews and his dearest friend, Terry Kirk.
A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home; 150 East Highway 20; Freeport, Florida 32439. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Bowden officiating. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Burial will follow in the Gulf Cemetery. Following the graveside service everyone is welcome to join the family and friends for a fellowship at the Outpost at 2 p.m, at 4576 County Highway 3280, Freeport, FL 32439. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.