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Randy A. Ziemkowski 1958 - 2007

Randy Alan Ziemkowski, 49, of Cottonwood, died Aug. 3, 2007. He was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on Jan. 15, 1958, to James Anthony and Betty Lou (Hawkins) Ziemkowski.

Randy was a graduate of Mingus Union High School. Later, he became the owner and manager of Seedling Nursery in Camp Verde; he was also a worker for Fairway Foods. Randy was a longtime sufferer of Rheumatoid arthritis, which eventually led to an early retirement.

He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and faithfully attended until he was no longer able.

He had the opportunity in his lifetime to travel through Europe by train; and he appeared on the nationally televised "Romper Room."

Besides being survived by his parents James and Betty, of Portland, Ore., Randy was the loving father of Celeste Ziemkowski of Cottonwood, Raymond Ziemkowski of Scottsdale, and Micah Ziemkowski of Cottonwood. He was the brother of Ron "R.J." Ziemkowski of San Diego, Calif., Debi McElwee (Dan) of Prescott, Diana Johnson (Mark) of Idylwild, Calif., and Donna Palmer (Darryl) of Kapaa, Hawaii. Randy also leaves behind one grandchild.

Funeral Services will be Monday, Aug. 6 at Westcott Funeral Home as follows:

Rosary: 3 p.m. / Visitation: 3:30 p.m. / Funeral Service: 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Central Arizona Chapter, 711 E. Missouri #116, Phoenix AZ 85014, or go online to:, or call: (800) 283-7800.

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