Obituary: Jimmie E. Walz Jr.
March 26, 1954 – October 2, 2021
Jimmie E. Walz Jr. passed away October 2, 2021 at Brighton Platte Valley Medical Center of COVID complications. He was 67. Jim was born March 26, 1954 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Shirley and Jim Walz Sr. He spent his childhood in Grand Junction and moved to Rye where he graduated from high school in 1972. Growing up he liked to hunt and fish and participated in the Little Britches, High School and amateur rodeos riding rough stock and roping.
He married his high school sweetheart, Alica Bornschein, in July 1974 and just celebrates 47 years of marriage. After moving to Craig and starting a family, he worked as a pipefitter Welder Local #145. They are blessed with two sons, Jimmie and Mitchell.
He was raised and enjoyed all things outdoors. He ran a trap line in the winter and spring for bobcat and beaver. In the late eighties he started Spilt Hoof Outfitters hunting elk, deer, antelope and lions.
Within the last 20 years he found the sport of golf, cooking on a smoker and he enjoyed making custom antler chandeliers and lamps.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. Being a grandpa was a great joy for him and he will be deeply missed.
Jim is survived by his wife, Alicia Walz, son Jimmie (Irene) Walz, son Mitchell Walz. Father Jim Walz Sr. Brother Justin (Kelly) Walz, sister Kay (Ron) Uphoff, sister Korena (paul) Kniep.
Grandchildren: Brayonna Walz, Wesley Walz, Vicky Walz, and Julianna (Marcus) LaBlanc.
He is preceded in death by his mother Shirley Walz, brother Jody Walz, father-in-law Wes Bornschein. Grandparents Ivan and Ella Walz and Uncle Dude.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 14, 20201 at Craig Cemetery with Pastor Tony Bohrer. A catered reception will be held at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion immediately following the service.
We would like to invite all to come celebrate his life with family and friends.
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