James Harvey Weeks, a resident of Windsor Park, in Carol Stream, Illinois, passed into the presence of his Lord on Friday, July 16th, 2021 at the age of 89.
He was born January 19, 1932, in Minneapolis MN to Lawrence and Bernice Weeks. The family moved to Chicago Illinois shortly after his birth. He met his future wife, Elsie Alta Burnier, at the High C (High Crusaders) Christian Club at Steinmetz High School. They were married June 2, 1951 and were married for 67 years until her death.
Jim attended Milwaukee Bible College and then started a garage door sales and service company out of his garage. The company grew over the years to over two hundred employees and was a leader in the industry. During and following his career as a businessman, he volunteered his time in various roles in Christian organizations. He taught Sunday School, and was on the building committee of Elmwood Park Bible Church. He also served as an elder at Lombard Gospel Chapel and was on the boards of Christian Destiny, Evangelical Child and Family Agency, Youth for Christ and Wycliffe Assoc.
He enjoyed hobbies that included fishing, snow skiing, building a gyrocopter, flying, woodworking and playing the piano.
Jim was a dedicated father to his six children Marilyn, Margaret, Laurence, Susan, Janet, and Carolyn.
As Jim and Elsie’s children became adults and were scattered across the country, Stormy Lake in Wisconsin became the place that the family gathered and shared many wonderful times together. During these years they also attended Conover Evangelical Free Church where he thoroughly enjoyed the company of the Joyful Seniors.
He is survived by his children Marilyn (Duncan) Mathieson, Margaret (Michael) Sayler, Laurance (Kathy) Weeks, Susan (Al) Field, Janet (Tim) Carrick, and Carolyn (Clarence) Martin, 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren
James is preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, and his parents.
Services were held privately. Interment will also be private at Fairview Memorial Park in Northlake, IL.
Memorials may be directed to Windsor Park Benevolent Fund, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188, or to the Evangelical Child and Family Agency, 1530 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL 60187.
Family and friends may sign a guest book at hultgrenfh.com. For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.