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



Keith Henderson said...

My name is Keith Henderson, I am the husband of Susan Dunigan Henderson. I would like to take this time to offer my condolences to your family for the loss of your husband, father and friend. I watched a video of Curt that my wife showed to me and I am inspired by his endless smiling and infectious positive look on life. Thank you for sharing his life with others and may GOD bless your family.

DonnaG said...

Hello Ziemkes, I won't even try to offer up words of comfort. No word would be adequate.

We are aching for you right now.

With much love,
the Gisberts

Shannon said...

We are so sorrry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
The McWatters Family

the chandlees said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. Kurt was such a good person. Joe and Diane Chandlee

Heather Whittington said...

My heart is heavy with grief for you loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Scheevel said...

Dear Cindy, Corbin, Clarissa and Cayden: I hope you know how much I love you guys..... wish I could be there to give long big hugs in person, but please know I send my prayers and all the love in my heart. What a journey you have been through. Thank you for showing the rest of us the strength and grace of God throughout the battle. Everyone who knew Curt will miss him so much, and I know he will leave such a huge hole in your lives. Love and Prayaers... Carol

Bill Palma said...

So sorry for your loss, I will always rember Curt for being such a great father and having such a great family!! prayers to you Cindy and your incredibley strong family
Sincerly, The Palma Family

Kayden Stockwell said...

much love to your family.

Kayden Stockwell

Beth Sunny said...

Our prayers are continuing to be with you. Curt was an amazing man.

Prayers and love,

Beth Sunny

joanna dodos said...

To the Ziemke Family,

I am so sorry... I haven't seen you in so long, yet I remember when I did, I knew how very much in love you were; it was a beautiful sight to see! I love you guys and pray for you!!!!

Joanna Dodos

ken Schultze said...

We love Team CZ! There aren't enough words to express our sadness. Curt was an awesome hubby and daddy. All our love to you,
The Schultzes

Anonymous said...

Dear Cindy....Curtis was such a Great Giving Big Heart Awesome Man.....No Words can Bring Him back I want to give you and your Family my Condolences....Perry Peffer

Barbie Roberts said...

Dear Cindy, Clarissa, Cayden and my man Corbin,

Another journey begins for all of you. One you did not choose but one you will travel well. You have all been blessed with such a special person to lead you thru these trying days. His words will, without a doubt, whisper all you will need to know at each turn of the road ahead. His laughter and smile are etched in your memory for eternity to help lighten your hearts. You are all going to be fine.....he made certain of that. His love will keep you strong!
What an incredibly wise and wonderful man your dad and husband was!

Cindy, thank you for your selfless, sometimes agonizing and always heartfelt updates. No one could have done it better. You have been a pillar of strength no matter how bad things became. I commend you. You held the entire family together when you didn't think you could. Your friends are amazing, as well....they held you up when you needed a hand and gave unconditional love and support from the beginning. They will undoubtedly continue until they see you can fly again on your own.

Jim and I send our love and prayers!

Phil Sr. & Cathy Peffer said...

Dear Cindy & family-
So sorry to hear of Curt's
passing. What a great guy and such
a wonderful family the way you cared for him in every way. He truly was "The Best of the Best."
Curt always thought of others and
anyone who knew him was touched in
some way.
Our prayers are with you all-
The Peffers

Anonymous said...

Ziemke Family,
My thoughts & Prayers are with you all. May Curt find peace & comfort.

Amy Perez

Devon said...

Precious Zimkes, I have been following your story for quite some time now. I am good friends with Melissa Pond. My heart breaks and rejoices for you at the same time. I know it hurts so much to lose him but brings you so much joy to know that he is at the feet of our Heavenly Father. My prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Todd Lang said...

I am so sorry to hear about Curt's passing. Our prayers are with your family.

867bf6f2-380c-11e2-92fa-000bcdca4d7a said...

To the Ziemkes,
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all since Friday. Your family is such a model of love, strength and support, and we are praying that all of those things will help you through this time.

Steve, Cheryl & Christine Graves

Charlie and Ruth said...

To the Ziemkes,

We are so very very sorry for your tragic loss of a true hero. Words can't begin to express our true sorrow and feelings of helplessness. Cindy, you guys have been a true pillar of strength.

Charlie and Ruth Swartz

Anonymous said...

i was looking at some old updates and wow,, what an amazing story, it took my breath away. every picture made me smile,, beautiful family! Whenever I saw curt in the hallway at lcs, he would always wave and have the biggest smile one his face,, that would ALWAYS make my day. Matthew 25:23 says, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

Curt is now in an amazing home,, walking with Christ on the street of gold. Curt will ALWAYS be there in everyones heart, he was always there and always will be. you and your family did such an amazing job taking care of him. It is amazing that you knew him pretty much all your life, that is awesome, truly amazing.

John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me." He was a great father, a friend, a husband, A HERO.

Anonymous said...

my condolences and prayers go out for your family on your loss. Curt was such a good man,husband,father and friend and he will be missed. Cindy you have been so strong throughout this, and such a loving example to all-my heart aches for you and your family at this time.

Christina Buck said...

I was so shocked to read this. Thank you so much for sharing your family's story with the world. Now hopefully the world will help hold you up through this incredibly difficult time.

Bob Young said...

Cindy, Clarissa, Cayden and Corbin--there are no words that seem sufficient to offer you comfort, but please know you are always in our thoughts, as Curt is. It doesn't seem right to think of him in the past tense, so he remains in our hearts as a wonderful person and a great friend. With love, Bob and Trace Young