In Passing


James “Jim” Lamparski

James “Jim” Lamparski, born on September 17, 1960, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, passed away at age 57 on April 29, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Jim” is son to Angelene M. Lamparski and the late Robert L. Lamparski; loving husband to Karsel Mark-Lamparski; father of Nicole Anne, who will forever see him as her hero; his mother-in-law Marcella Mark, who he loves like a second mother; and Philip Mark, who he loves like a brother. He was preceded in death by his brother Teddy (Jan Lamparski) and his sister Joanie Lamparski. Jim loves his nephews Dave, Matthew and Paul Lamparski and his uncle Frank Skowronski (Gayle). Jim is loved and will be missed by so many.

Jim has spent many years as a managing partner at Accenture where he was a devoted and energetic manager as well as sincere, fun and enthusiastic friend to all he met. He loves golfing, fishing and any kind of sports cars as well as working on so many home projects with friends and family. He touched the lives of his family, co-workers and neighbors, and most people he met couldn’t help but love him. He will be remembered for his quick wit, perfectionist nature, love for his family and the ability to make even the toughest tasks look easy.

Although Jim had only moved to Sun Lakes in the past year, he considered Sun Lakes his home. Jim had joined the Men’s 9-Hole Golf League on Thursdays and immediately felt a closeness to those men that would normally take years to attain such friendship. He was so grateful the men in the league made him feel so welcomed. Jim also enjoyed Mexican Train and looked forward to getting together with the group of friends he made playing. Jim joined the Fun Lakers Club and again made so many new friends and cherished the time he spent with all of them. Unit 38 welcomed Jim and his family. Jim knew that he would always have a great group of people near him and that he could count on for any reason. He especially appreciated his close neighbors who made him feel like he was part of their family. Jim also joined the Sun Lakes Metal Lokators Club, and that soon become one of his favorite pastimes, largely due to being around such a wonderful group of people. Everything and everyone in Sun Lakes convinced him immediately that he was living in the best place he could be.

We are creating a remembrance book for family and friends to share our fun and special memories of Jim. If you have a memory or fun story, comment or even a picture that you’d like to add, please send it to us at [email protected] so that we can add to our memoriam/celebration book.

Cremation was accorded. Memorial and scattering of his ashes will be at a later date.

Donations in Jim’s name can be made to The Arizona Humane Society or The American Cancer Society.

Robert (Bob) Visser

Robert Visser (Bob), age 72, of Sun Lakes passed away on April 11, 2018. He leaves behind his wife Tammy of 24 years; his sister Daria Evans; his daughters Tracey Simpson and Kelly Siffermann; his stepson Jason Mizer; his grandchildren Sydney, Sarah and Samantha Simpson; Taylor, Ty and TJ Siffermann; his step-grandchildren Nicole, Austin and Brady Mizer.

Bob was born in Utah and moved to Arizona during his senior year in high school where he graduated from Tempe High in 1964. Bob joined the Tempe Police Dept. where he served his community for eight years. He received two commendations for saving the lives of two children in drowning incidents in the same month. Bob was always trying new job skills which included teaching, opening his own insurance investigative office, worked for USAA where he was a member of the International Assoc. of Special Investigations Unit, blackjack dealer, bus driver, substitute teaching, and his last job was working for Cottonwood Palo Verde patrol.