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James "Big Daddy" Hurtekant

July 10, 1938 ~ November 25, 2018 (age 80)


Funeral service for James "Big Daddy" Hurtekant, 80, will be Friday, November 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Coots officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Indiana.  Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home.  

Mr. Hurtekant died on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.  He was born July 10, 1938, in Indiana to Alfons Hurtekant and Edna Katterheinrich Hurtekant.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and the Plant Manager for the GTI  Plant prior to his retirement. Mr. Hurtekant, affectionately known as "Big Daddy" to his family,  enjoyed riding motorcycles, collecting knives and guns.  He was a member of Journey Church.  

Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother: Mike Hurtekant,  a sister: Frances Wilson and a nephew: Rick Ward. . 

Survivors include:

One Brother:
Pat Hurtekant, South Bend, IN

Four Nieces:
Christy Slater,
Kerry Byler, 
Jessica Dornseif, (Ronnie) and 
Lindsey Hurtekant 

Three Nephews:
Justin Hurtekant, (Chantelle),
Corey Hurtekant and 
Shawn Wilson, (Kristy)

Eleven Great Nephews
Five Great Nieces

and his adopted family:
Kim Coots

Kayla Sumerel, Kylee, Kinley, and Trinity Coots

Great Grandchild:
Ezra Sumerel 

Peck Funeral Home                   
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL  35640
256.773.2543 (Fax)

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