Death Notices


James V. Halteman
July 13, 1934 ó Feb. 26, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 11:06 PM MST

James V. Halteman, 75, passed away Feb. 26, after a five-month battle with cancer. He was born on July 13,1934, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Wayne Halteman and Viola (Mills) Halteman.

Jim graduated from Libbey High School in Toledo, Ohio, in 1953, and received a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toledo, and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jim taught a class in costume at Wayne State University, Detroit. After teaching for 30 years in the South Redford School District, Mich., Jim retired to his home in Lake Havasu City.

Jim was a member of the Lake Havasu City Historical Society, serving on its board in various positions. As a founding member of the Lake Havasu Museum of History, Jim was instrumental in starting many of the Museumís projects, including the annual Queenís Tea, the annual Christmas Festival of Trees, and the Museum Store, which he managed for several years.

He was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Stan Burt. Survivors include his sister, Barbara Zuvers and husband Al; his nephews, Al Zuvers III and wife Mona, and Wayne Zuvers and wife Melissa; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Lietz-Fraze Chapel Saturday at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow at the home of Judy Whalen, 1926 Papago Drive.

Contributions may be made in Jimís name to the Lake Havasu City Historical Society and Museum, 320 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 or Hospice of Havasu, P.O. Box 597, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.

Condolences and thoughts can be made to his family at

Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.