Mike had a serious stroke a few month ago which paralyzed his entire side.
His wife Terry and family took good care of Mike.
I am glad he did not have to suffer very long after his terrible stroke.
Mike was part of our group of dedicated fly fishers back in the 1970s.
We were all young and fished like mad men on the lower American river.
Mike was in the heavy equipment business with an extreme knowledge of every yellow tractor that moved dirt.
Our group consisted of Me, Mike, Bob Giannoni, Al Perryman, my brother Dick, Galen Geller, Don Rotsma to name a few.
We had a lot of good days together chasing all kinds of fish that would eat a fly.
When I was going through a very tough part of my life Mike let me live with him and gave me a job at his heavy equipment
company. Who does that for people? That gives you a small idea of what a good man Mike was.
Mike & Terry Ziem