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James (Jim) Sufka

April 12, 1948 – August 25, 2015

James (Jim) Sufka was a beloved Christian, husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend, leader, poet, outdoorsman, and soldier. Jim was born in St. Cloud, MN, the son of a railroad worker. Immediately after high school he enlisted in the US Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was a 1st Lieutenant, leading men of the 101st Airborne in battles including Hamburger Hill, and ultimately was wounded and sent home. Back in the US, he met his wife, Kathy, and they moved west to Zephyr Cove, NV. Here he worked in the casinos and they raised their family. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jim also became a dedicated Christian after reading through the Bible, and began leading Bible studies. In the ‘90s he joined and led missionary teams on visits to Vietnam, bringing reconciliation to American veterans and ministering to the Vietnamese people. Jim and Kathy retired to Gardnerville, NV where he thoroughly enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and church family. Jim is survived by Kathy, brother David, sisters Rosemary (Knapek) and Marge (Garmen), son Stephen, daughter Sarah (Meyer), and grandchildren Emma, Sydney, Luke, and Samantha. Jim will be buried at Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV on September 11th at 10:30am. There will be a memorial service at High Sierra Fellowship in Minden, NV on September 12th at 11:00am. The family asks that instead of flowers, donations be made to The Voice of the Martyrs, and the High Sierra Fellowship.


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