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James C. "Diamond Jim" Crownhart
November 27, 1944 - February 2, 2014

Husband * Father * Grandfather * Friend * Mentor
and Prankster

James C. "Diamond Jim" Crownhart, 69 of Sterling died Saturday February 2, 2014 at his home.

He was born on November 27, 1944 in River Falls, WI the son of Clarence F. and Donna M. (Riley) Crownhart. He married Wilma "W.W." J. Stine April 1, 1995 in Sterling. Jim worked for 42 years as an Iron worker with Union Local 498, Rockford.

Jim's passion was auto racing since the age of 16. He raced at both Cordova and Byron Dragway as well having raced all over the world. He was a member and past president of U.D.R.A. Jim was also a local business man, having owned Sauk Valley Fence; Sauk Valley Wrecker; and numerous other small business'.