2017-05-04 / Obituaries

James Hurlburt


James Hurlburt James Hurlburt James Hurlburt, 59, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home in Bluffton, South Carolina, following an illness with cancer.

He was born June 6, 1957, to Earl and Kathy Hurlburt in Middlebury, Vermont.

Mr. Hurlburt owned and operated H&H Concrete, a successful small business in South Carolina.

He loved hunting, NASCAR, and working on his farm in Pickford, but most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and friends, including his inlaws, Stanley and Marjorie Schmitigal; his brother-in-law and his wife, Chris and Micki Schmitigal, and his niece, Jill, of Pickford; his sister-in-law and her husband, Linda and Brian Schmitigal Snyder of Sault Ste. Marie, and a friend, Shawn Sumner of Castleton, Vermont.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa (nee Schmitigal) Hurlburt of Bluffton and Pickford; three daughters and their families, Jennifer and Gary Krull, Jamie Hurlburt, and Heather Hurlburt, all of Sault Ste. Marie, and nine grandchildren, Kaylee, Owen, Autumn, Haidyn, Mason, Jayla, Aaliyah, JJ, and Stella. He is also survived by a brother and his family, Earl and Mary Hurlburt; three sisters and their families, Laura and Larry Bougor, Norma and Marcel Leduc, and Debra Hurlburt and Russ Lawton, and many nieces and nephews in Vermont.

Mr. Hurlburt was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m. at R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Pickford Historical Society, P.O. Box 572, Pickford, MI 49774 or Pennington House, c/o Superior Health Support Systems, 1501 West 6th Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

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