James Frederick "Jim" DeHorn
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age 84, died on March 16, 2019 after a swift final decline. He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty three years, Jean (nee Clinton), and daughters Lisa DeHorn (Mike Opager) and Kathy (Lee) Teuber, and countless trees he planted as Treekeeper #159. For the past quarter century, Jim was a dedicated volunteer at North Park Village Nature Center, teacher of the Openlands' Treekeeper Course, and was passionate about sharing his knowledge with anyone who would listen – especially children. He was a lifelong organic gardener, avid reader and loved volunteering hard physical labor outdoors. A Celebration of Life get together is being planned for a future date. A donation in Jim's honor may be made to Treekeepers at http://Openlands.org/trees/treekeepers.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 24, 2019.
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March 24, 2020
March 24,2020
As each day pass the pain get easier but we never forget our love one. Please cherish the great memories you have of him and share them with others. Remember that God cares for you.
March 29, 2019
Jim was the instructor for my Treekeeper course. Thanks to him, people now know me as their "resident tree expert" and his legacy will carry on with all of us in the urban forestry community.
Sara Schroeder
March 25, 2019
Thank you for being such an inspiring teacher. TreeKeeper Jim always had a story to help his lessons stick. Thank you for teaching me, Sally
Sally Freeman
March 24, 2019
March 24,2019

My condolences to the family and friends of James. May the memories you have of him bring smiles to your faces and peace in your heart.
March 24, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Psalms 29 :11, knowing that in difficult times like this, God gives peace and strength. DM
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