Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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James Alvin Harrer

February 5, 1955 - August 17, 2019


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    Robin White says

    I really enjoyed working with him. Best Manager ever.

    Robin D White, CVS Westhill, Columbus Indiana

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    Marlon & Jeannie Smith says

    We used to live in the same neighborhood with Jim & Kathy. Bennington Forest in Memphis, TN. They were a kind, gentle & loving couple. So sweet to my small son, Greg. I know Kathy is going to miss Jim terribly. They & the other neighbors we had at that time made for a perfect neighborhood. We’ve never been able to find another one like it. Special people make for special times in life & Jim was special to all of us. Prayers for Kathy & the family. May he rest in peace! Marlon & Jeannie Smith

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    Chris Smith says

    I enjoyed seeing Jim and Kathy each Fall at Purdue.
    Jim was passionate about the game and his school!. Always admired his wit.
    And the fact that Kathy attended every game with him!. That is true love when your partner endures hot and cold to watch football.
    Love you both, and may Jim finally have the rest he so well deserves.

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James Alvin Harrer, 64, passed away on August 17, 2019. He was born on February 5, 1955 to Kenneth and Mary Jo Harrer in Lafayette, Indiana.

Jim was a very intelligent and family-oriented man. He grew up in West Lafayette and attended Purdue University. He received a degree in Business Management. Jim was a huge Purdue football fan. He and his wife had season tickets to their games for 19 years. Jim worked as a general manager in the drug store industry for over 40 years and retired from CVS. He also enjoyed genealogy. He wrote books that dated his family tree all the way back to the beginning. Jim loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them.

Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years Kathy Harrer; his step-children Christina Valentine, Christopher (Bethany) Valentine, and Kyle (Elise) Valentine; his grandchildren Matthew, Jamie, Kierra, Karma, Hailey Love, Evelynn, Lydia, Nate, Rex, and Crew; his siblings Robert (Janis) Harrer and Diana (Paul) Coulis; and his niece and nephews Dena, John Christian, and Christian.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Friday, August 23rd at Sunset Funeral Home.