James Paul Rumpsa was born on 2/4/43 to Paul and Ruth Rumpsa in New Jersey and left this earth on 7/24/21 of an Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack). He was raised in Michigan, earned degrees from Michigan State and University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business, and went on to have an extensive and successful professional career in several industries and locations. Jim moved to Utah from Michigan in 1985, where he later married the love of his life with whom he shared his remaining years with. Jim crossed the bridge doing what he loved, hiking the Moab Rim. CPR and Lifeflight could not convince him to stay otherwise.
Jim had such a love of his family, God's Country, America, the flag, hunting, Michigan State, and anything "one of a kind" because he was such a "one of a kind" guy.
He did not need to retire from his job (at 78 years old) because it wasn't a job to him; he loved his work and, for the last 29 years, his Cutrubus family.
Jim is survived by his wife Valerie, his 5 beautiful children; Karen, Todd (Stacey), Amy, J Michael (Rosie), and Sarah. His 4 "obnoxious" stepchildren; Danielle, Dawn (Michael), Devan (Brandey), and Denise (Rob), and 19 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and his brother Matthew (Debra), and sister Christine Luecke. Jim loved and accepted his family for all they are.
Per Jim's request, he will be cremated and buried beneath an Oak tree in his honor at Moab Springs Ranch. For those who would like to attend, a Celebration of his life will be held on 7/31/21 at noon in the Meadows.
Moab Springs Ranch, North Highway 191, Moab, UT, USA
Celebration of Life
Life Story Info
Family FundVenmo @Valerie-Rumpsa
“In lieu of flowers...”Go outside and take a hike, soak in the sun, and enjoy nature.
Cause of Death
May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
I did not know Jim on a personal level, but I dealt with him via Cutrubus Automotive as an outside vendor. Jim was one of my favorite clients to work with. He was kind, patient and always made sure to let me know how much he appreciated me. I honestly will miss connecting with him. I am sending my thoughts and love to your family.
Valeria - our condolences to you and your family. We appreciated the times you and Jim came caroling to our house on Christmas. We hope you find peace at this time. Love, the Saals
"Valerie" - I apologize for misspelling your name.
Sue and I send our best wishes to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you with the loss of the love of your life.
I always look back and remember the fun times we all had sitting next to each other at so many Jazz basketball games. Also dinner at your house and out for a little fine dining. You and Jim made those moments, memories to remember. You are so wonderful and beautiful.
Lots of love. Steve
Wishing you peace and comfort during this time.
Val we love you lots and thank you for continuing to let us be a part of your life.
You have lived a love story that few others ever do. May that love and your memories help sustain you. Thinking of you, Val. I have no words.
My memory is of my fun-loving high school friend, Valerie. Valerie has always been the life of the party and she spoke so fondly of her husband. They enjoyed life to the fullest together.