James N. Sweitzer Sr (Jim), 78, of Tonto Basin, Arizona, passed away peacefully on November 24th, 2018 after a long illness. Born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 9th, 1940, Jim was the son of William “Red” Glen Sweitzer and Clara Virginia Berry. Jim lived in Camp Verde, Arizona from 1983 to 2017. He retired from Sundt Construction after working 45 years in road/highway construction.
After his retirement, Jim became an active volunteer with the Kiwanis Club of Camp Verde, the Stewards of Public Lands, Fort Verde State Historic Park, and was a member of the “Old Guys” group working on many community improvement projects. He loved the community of Camp Verde and cherished all the friendships that lasted his lifetime. Jim enjoyed ATV trail riding, camping, river rafting, and fishing with family and friends.
Jim was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his first wife, Maurine Lee; his children, Jim Jr, Dan, Rick, Mike, Kandis, Kerri, and Kristi; his daughter-in-law, Chris; his son-in-law, Mike; his step-children, Linda, Stacy, and Jim; his grandchildren, Amy, Andrew, Joanna, Brandon, Adam, Rian, Barbara, Jeremy, Felicitas, Gwendolyn, Cecilia, Jonathan, Somer, Mackayla, Derek, Ashley, Nicholas, Nathan, Stephanie, and Alicia; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Clara, and his second wife, Billie.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Bueler Camp Verde Funeral Home, 143 West Arnold Street, Camp Verde, Arizona with a potluck celebration following at the Camp Verde Ramada. Please share your condolences at www.buelerfuneralhome.com.