Rod Ziegenhagel, In Memoriam

On June 4, 2023 Rod Ziegenhagel passed away unexpectedly. Rod was born in North Dakota in 1950. He and his companion Sam Lucas were together for 44 years. Rod was a Registered Nurse working in Operating Rooms. Rod and Sam traveled the West Coast starting about 1992 and then moved into Timber Valley Park August 2017 while still able to travel.

Rod was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation but suffered no symptoms from it. He played pickle ball 5 days a week right up until his surgery. He had a successful three way coronary bypass and was recovering well when he died suddenly at home on Sunday evening.

At his request there will be no memorial service and he will be cremated. Rod is survived by his loving companion Sam and a sister in Lodi, California.

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9 Responses to Rod Ziegenhagel, In Memoriam

  1. Kate Bright says:

    Dear Sam,
    I am so sorry. Rod was always smiling and happy when I went by your RV. I hope you plan to stay at Timber Valley. We are a caring, supportive family here.

  2. peggy russell says:

    How sad to lose a great member of our park.
    I’m so glad to have met him,
    & send deepest sympathy to you, Sam.

  3. Sharon Elliott says:

    Rod was a great contributer to the park. He worked with landscaping. He ws a hugh walking member. I hope Sam will stay with us during the summer months.

  4. Rick De Young says:

    What a huge loss to all of Rod’s family and those of us at Timber Valley who were fortunate enough to have met him. I was particularly impressed by his willingness to help our Sutherlin Lions Club place flags on several holidays. We were definitely looking forward to his and Sam’s return to Timber Valley in 2023 and he will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have met him.

  5. Stan & Dana McHugill says:

    Saying goodbye is never easy. Losing a loved
    one is like losing part of yourself. Our thoughts
    are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Linda Walker says:

    It breaks my heart to lose such a wonderful, sweet person. Ed and I will miss you horribly. You and Sam are such an important part of our skp family. Hopefully we will continue to see Sam here.

  7. Anita C says:

    Sam, so sorry about Rod. Gonna miss his constant smile. Always gave him a bad time when he came to pokeno. Loved teasing him just to see that great smile. Prayers to you and all of his family.

  8. Norma Solkah says:

    I worked with Rod at EMC in Turlock where he was an excellent OR Nurse. It was an to know him! RIP my friend !

  9. Norma Solkah says:

    I worked with Rod at EMC in Turlock where he was an excellent OR Nurse. It was an honor to have known and worked him. RIP my friend and coworker.

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