DELAVAN – Rev. James L. Harrington, age 78, of Delavan passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born in Berlin, WI on January 31, 1937 to Lee and Arlene (Stout) Harrington. James was united in marriage to Kathryn Kelsey on August 3, 1963 at the Delavan Methodist Church. Upon graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, he was appointed to his 1st Charge in the Mineral Point area. He was a United Methodist Minister from 1962 until 2013 serving in many areas in Wisconsin including Janesville, South Milwaukee, Shullsburg, Gillett, Hickory, and Suring. James is a retired ordained elder of the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
James is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathryn, of Delavan; three sons, Jonathan James (Rebecca) Harrington, of Verona, WI, David Lee Harrington, of Roberts, WI, and Richard Paul Harrington, of Clinton, WI; and four grandchildren, Kelly, Abby, Jacob, and Alexander. James is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Oneta; and an infant son, Patrick.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Delavan United Methodist Church, 213 S. 2nd Street with Rev. Stan Curtis officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. Memorials can be directed to Delavan United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice.