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Milton "Jim" James Zimprich

May 13, 1937July 11, 2021

ZIMPRICH, Milton James (Jim/Zimpy) Age 84

Passed away July 11, 2021 at the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born on May 13, 1937 in Spokane, WA to Milton and Betty Zimprich. Jim is survived by his wife Lora, four children Denise (Benny), Jim (Sue), Tammi and Tony; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren who brought him such joy and his sister Pat. Graveside Inurnment will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Odessa Cemetery with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11:00 AM at the Heritage Church with Pastor Jon Hayashi, officiating along with his Grandson Brody Zimprich. Memorials may be made to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation, Scholarship fund, PO Box 368, Odessa, WA 99159 or Cancer Care Northwest Foundation, 1204 N. Vercler Rd Ste. 101, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the Zimprich family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.

Services

  • Inurnment

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, July 23, 2021

Memories

Milton "Jim" James Zimprich

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Trinity Connelly

July 22, 2021

I didn’t know grandpa very much or for a long time, but I enjoyed every bit of him I could get. Grandpa Jim would light up the room when you saw him. I loved family gatherings with grandpa and others and I wish he could have had more time. I love you grandpa ❤️

Megan Quaid

July 21, 2021

I didn’t have long with grandpa Jim, however I feel so blessed for the four years I got to enjoy with him when time allowed it. He always was a hoot to be around and a sparkle in your eye kind of guy. I felt like I knew him my whole life and he made me and my teenagers feel completely loved and part of the family. I’m thankful God brought me Derek Quaid because that brought me grandpa to.
You will FORVER be missed

Derek Quaid

July 21, 2021

One of my favorite memories of grandpa Jim is him teaching me the “proper way” to spit watermelon seeds at family members and my friends. He always knew how to bring joy and brighten any situation.
He will be missed

Marla Mills

July 20, 2021

Jim’s life was a blessing,
His memory a treasure,
He’s loved beyond words,
And missed beyond measure!

So sad to know of Jim’s passing. I will miss our brief visits at the post office and hospital. Jim always had a bright outlook and a way to make you smile. This place won’t be the same without you! Rest in peaceful grace dear friend until we meet again in Heaven, Marla

Chelsie Gallagher

July 16, 2021

The last time I saw my Great Grandpa he gave me three quarters because, "A ladies purse should always jingle." ❤️
He never called me Chelsie, he always called me Casey after a famous baseball player I think it was. Others told me it was just because he had heard my name wrong at birth 😂
He also taught me how to play Black Jack and bought me a deck of cards.
I will remember him very fondly. I wish I had more time to share with him but that's always the way it feels when someone you love passes.
I still have my signed deck of cards and my three quarters. I will cherish them until the day that I pass and we can possibly meet again and play a game of Black Jack ❤️ RIP Great Grandpa. You really do live on through the amazing memories we all share of you.

Karen Brooks

July 15, 2021

I will remember Jim as he continues to walk in spirit around Odessa, waving to people and stopping to say hello to the many folks he knew.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY