Captain James “Jim” Charles Harstvedt

Captain James “Jim” Harstvedt, 55, passed away Feb. 21, 2013.  He was born Nov. 9, 1957, in Galena Park, Texas, to Terje and Lois Jane Gatzo Hartsvedt.

Captain Harstvedt was a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. He worked as a boat captain for 30 years, having received his captains license in 1978, and also as a painter working with his dad. He was an avid motorcycle rider, and enjoyed boating and fishing. He was a very talented builder and loved restoring antique cars and motorcycles.

Captain Harstvedt is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Constance Raynor, Terje Harstvedt and Lars Harstvedt.

Captain Harstvedt is survived by his loving wife ,Deborah A. Harstvedt of Santa Rosa Beach; son, James Charles Harstvedt, Jr. of Santa Rosa Beach; brother, Kenneth Harstvedt and wife Nancy of Waukesha,Wis.; sister, Ingrid T. Sylvia of Bruce, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and his dearest friend, Terry Kirk.

A time of visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. March 2 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home, 150 East Hwy. 20.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. March 2 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Bowden officiating.

Floral arrangements are being accepted.

Burial will follow in the Gulf Cemetery.

Following the graveside service everyone is welcome to join the family and friends for a fellowship at 2 p.m. at the Outpost, 4576 County Highway 3280 in Freeport.

Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.