Chad R. Harjer

January 1, 2006 - October 9, 2006
Grand Rapids, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Mr. Chad R. Harjer, age 26, of Grand Rapids, died Monday evening, October 9, 2006, in Muskegon. He was born November 12, 1979 in Muskegon and had resided here until moving to Grand Rapids in 1999. Chad was a 1998 graduate of Orchard View High School. He had been employed in retail sales and was a well known musician, playing for several area bands. Survivors include his parents, Sue and Terry Miller and Fred and Maria Harjer of Muskegon; his fiancée, Terese Kuzma and her family, Rose and Don Somerdyke, David and Deb Kuzma, Jonah Kuzma and Karin, Helena Kuzma and by his roommates, Blaire Baker and Barrett Welch, all of Grand Rapids. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2006, at Fellowship Reformed Church (4200 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442) with Pastors Jerry Worrel and Burt Wacher, officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Visitation with Chad's family will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Sytsema Chapel of Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 737 Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442 (231-726-5210). You are also invited to sign the family's On-line Guest Book at For a more lasting memorial you are asked to consider The Children's Leukemia Foundation or the "Dear Jack Foundation" for leukemia research.