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James Harper

April 15, 1946 — September 27, 2015

Washington-James "Jim" Harper, 69, of Washington, IL passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Jim was born on April 15, 1946 in Peoria, IL a son of Gerald and Bonnie Gher Harper. He married Jill (Krumholz) Litwiller on September 21, 1996 in Washington, IL. She survives.

Survivors also include one brother, Tom Harper of Morton; one son, Jeff (Debbie) Harper of Stillman Valley, IL; one daughter, Tracy Harper of Pekin, IL; one step-daughter, Amy (Kent) Connett of Mackinaw; one step-son, Aaron (Kim) Litwiller of Macon, MS; five grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim graduated with an Agriculture major from ISU.

Jim worked as a land assessor for the state of Illinois. He was a salesman for AO Smith Harvester in Wisconsin and he was the owner/operator of JH Car Wash in Washington for 32 years.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1-4p.m. at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. There will be no funeral service. Cremation rites will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Snyder Village in Metamora or UnityPoint-Methodist Hospice . Online tributes and condolences may be made to www.argoruestmanharris.com.

Memorial Visitation

OCT 3. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

No Funeral Service

OCT 3 (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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