Hartgrave, James Darwin
James Darwin Hartgrave, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at his daughter’s home. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Cedar Rapids. Family will greet friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral Home. Burial: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Grundy Center.
Survivors include his children, Joe Dean (Elena) Hartgrave Jr. of Iowa City and Lynnice (Rick) Wedewer of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Joe Jr., Chad, Amber and Jamie; great-grandson, Joseph; and siblings, Bob Hartgrave of Fairfax, Betty Craddock of Vinton and Franny Porter of Vinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Presley and Ethel Hartgrave; wife, Pearl; two sons, Jaime and Darwin; and nine brothers and sisters.
James was born on Sept. 21, 1931, in Marengo, Iowa, son of Charles Presley and Ethel Hartgrave. He was a foreman at Iowa Concrete Products for 30 years. James was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and also a supporter of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial fund and The American Cancer Society.
Memorial fund has been established.
Please sign the online guest book for James at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in The Gazette Dec. 13, 2012.