James E. (Jim) Hartwick, 74, passed away the morning of November 17, 2021 at St. James Healthcare, following a brief illness. He was born on November 21, 1946, in Butte, to Yvonne and James Hartwick.
He attended schools in Butte, and received a bachelor’s degree from U of M Western, and a master’s degree from Leslie College. Jim worked as a special ed teacher for the Butte School District and was proud of his career. He remained connected to his students throughout his life.
Jim was an avid hunter, motorcyclist and snowmobiler. Bill W. was his long-time friend and companion. He was an excellent craftsman and was always willing to help a friend or stranger. He was a faithful friend and will be greatly missed by many.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Yvonne and James Hartwick; sister, Charlene Hartwick; and nephew, Bill Rask.
He is survived by sons, Jeff and Jason Hartwick; sister, Barbara Hartwick Osman; grandchildren, Hunter and Payton Hartwick; nieces, Cindy Nesbitt and Kim Chesnut; nephews, John and Carl Popovich; and special friends, Dan Sullivan and Diana DeWitt.
Memorials are suggested to BSW, Inc. (Butte Sheltered Workshop). Services will be announced and held at a later date.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Jim and his family.