Curt Ziemke

Dear Friends and Family,

Curt passed away peacefully at 9:00pm on November 23, 2012. The kids and I were at his side. He fought a tough battle over the past 3 years, and especially hard over the past 5 days. We are relieved that he is no longer suffering. We are sad that he is gone. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to our family these last few days. We love you all.

Memorial Service
Saturday, December 1, 2012
First Baptist Church of Lakewood
5336 Arbor Road
Long Beach, CA 90808
For travel arrangements call:
Dignity Memorial Bereavement Travel Program
(800) 224-4177
Open 7 days 8:00 am - 10:00 pm central time, our ref #4912

In Lieu of Flowers
Please give in Memory of Curt Ziemke to one of the following:

To help with ALS research and ALS families:

Muscular Dystrophy Association

To help keep our deserts open to off road motorcycling (Curt’s passion):

American Motorcycle Association
                                                                            Go to:   
                                                        1. About
                                                        2. Support the AMA
                                                        3. Donations (designate Government Relations Fund)

To directly help others diagnosed with ALS by providing support with equipment,
household needs and cash:

CZ Cares
c/o: Cindy Ziemke
3182 Woodstock Road
Rossmoor, CA 90720
Cindy, Clarissa, Cayden & Corbin
Our last photo together. 
November 23, 2012



Dear Friends & Family,

The tiniest plant is capable of pushing itself through asphalt or even concrete. With the most amazing display of determination and patience, a skinny, weak looking plant can emerge through something that usually requires a jackhammer to shift it. Being expected to be equally strong and patient in our world is required of us now. Please pray for Curt's comfort and for each of the kids and me as exhaustion is wearing on our emotions.

Cindy, Curt, Clarissa, Cayden & Corbin
Date night at Ruth's Chris Restaurant with Clarissa & Corbin
Corbin picked out our clothes, opened our doors and was the perfect gentleman!
Thanks Chuck and Katrina for "Curt sitting"! He had fun hanging out with you guys.

Melissa came from Texas for a spontaneous weekend visit! Love you girl!
 Curt enjoyed a quick dinner out at our favorite little mexican restaurant. He was a trooper!

Curt and Melissa have a sweet bond!
They shared some tender moments and she even fed him his late night request of key lime pie and ice cream.

Even Now

Dear Friends & Family,

Even now, Curt's face lights up when the kids or I walk in the room.
Even now, Curt laughs more than he cries.
Even now, Curt is the most handsome man I know.
Even now, Curt is strong, courageous and brave.
Even now, Curt likes to tease and laugh.
Even now, Curt thanks God for his life and all he has.
Even now, Curt is always thinking of others' needs.

Even now, I would choose Curt.
Even now, I would not change a thing about our life together.
Even now, my love for him continues to grow each day.
Even now, he is an awesome Dad.
Even now, we can communicate without speaking.
Even now, we love watching the sunset.
Even now, we choose to laugh.

The last 6 weeks have been an extreme roller coaster. Curt gets very sick and we think "this is it," then he pulls through and peps up. He was feeling great this weekend so we surrounded ourselves with friends and even took him out for a ride. He has not been feeling well this week and even though he had a really hard day, he toughed it out for Corbin's football game today. Please continue to pray for him as he endures what this disease is doing to his body.

Cindy, Curt, Clarissa, Cayden & Corbin

Corbin's football game (a few weeks ago)

Cayden, Clarissa and Corbin spent this past weekend at Lake Nacimiento with my parents.

A Saturday afternoon drive to El Taco with Mark & Kelli

Saturday evening happy hour with Lisa, Lori, Lisa, Mike & Paul

Lisa Strong has become a great new friend! Her husband passed away from ALS one year ago.
 She is an amazing person and a huge support for me. Thank you Katrina for connecting us!

Saturday Night bedroom party and dressing up Curt.
Mark, Kelli (back), Larry, Debbie & Mike

Sunday Funday!

Clarissa's first time voting!

Corbin's football game today.