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Harold Duane Thornburg, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Saturday evening, May 20, 2023 at Corewell Health-Greenville Hospital.  The son of Harry & Cleo Eva (Hart) Thornburg, he was born on April 3, 1941 in Kalkaska.

Harold retired as an electrician from the former Gibson Refrigerator Company after 41 ½ years of service.  On September 27, 2002, in Stanton, he married Janice Eileen (Lee) Garcia and together they enjoyed over 20 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  six brothers and sisters, Betty Jo Thornburg, Roy Thornburg, Lola Hansen, Patricia Varney, Clarence Thornburg, and Charles Thornburg;  a grandson, Bradley Bowser;  a step-son, Paul Garcia;  and a step-grandson, Zach Morgan.

Surviving are his wife, Jan Thornburg of Greenville;  his children, Penny Porter of Greenville, Harold Thornburg of Greenville, Loyce & Carlos Thomas of Waynesville, Missouri, and Norma & Phil Moss of Newaygo;  his step-children, Alan & Pam Garcia of Milan, Pennie Morgan of Montrose, and Peggy & David Lee of Flushing;  twenty-two grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services are at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Harold’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638.


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  1. Brian & Bonnie Petersen on May 22, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to Jan and her family. Time heals all wounds. The memories of Harold will always be with you.

  2. Norma Jean on May 22, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    RIP Dad. You will be missed by many. I find healing energy knowing you’re no longer in pain. Fly high Pops. Your memory will continue forever in my heart ❤️

  3. Aletha Thornburg on May 23, 2023 at 6:16 am

    rip old friend will miss you

  4. Patty King on May 26, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    My heart goes out to the family.
    I had the pleasure of working with Harold at Electrolux for many years. He was a great guy .he loved his family .
    You are all in my prayers. May your memories comfort you .

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