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James Hastings

May 29, 1938 — January 20, 2014

Bloomington - James R. 'Jim'
Hastings, 75, of Bloomington, passed away at 10:00 a.m. on Monday,
January 20, 2014 at Heritage Health in Bloomington.

He was born on May 29, 1938 near
Lacon, IL, a son to John and Julia Reynolds Hastings.

Jim is survived by two children; a
son, Patrick (Tatiana) Hastings of Rantoul, Ann (Brad) Kafer of
Bloomington; three grandchildren, Aly Hastings, Ben and William
Kafer.  His grandchildren were his joy.

He was preceded in death by his
parents, and his brother, Gale.

Jim was a 50-year employee of the
GROWMARK System, serving farmers his entire career.  He was a
former president of the Peoria Chiefs Booster Club and enjoyed
rooting on the Bradley Braves and Fighting Illini.

Most importantly, Jim was a devoted
follower of Jesus Christ and was a vital part of the congregations
at Heartland Community Church in Normal, and Friends and Family
Fellowship in Bloomington.  Jim had a generous and giving
spirit and will be missed by many.

A funeral service will be held at
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Heartland Community
Church in Normal with Pastor Roger Pryor officiating.
Following the service will be a reception to greet friends and

A graveside service will be at 2:00
p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at LaPrairie Cemetery near
Sparland, IL.   Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be sent to Heartland Community Church or Friends and Family

Online condolences may be sent to
the family at

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