Keith D. Zirtzlaff, 59

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 7 
p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg for Keith D. 
Zirtzlaff, 59, of Cedarburg.  The family will receive friends prior 
to the service from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Randolph 
Raasch will officiate the memorial service.  Memorials to the charity 
of your choice are appreciated.  Please visit for online condolences.

Keith was born on June 6, 1952, in Port Washington, the son of Robert 
Zirtzlaff and Esther (nee Port) Zirtzlaff.  He was raised by his 
parents in Grafton along with his four brothers and two sisters. 
Keith later married Joyce (nee Baum) on April 24, 2010, at First 
Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Keith worked for the Strattec Co., in Milwaukee as a technical 
specialist, for over 17 years. He was a fun-loving person who lived 
life to the fullest. Keith loved to golf, spend time with his family 
and friends and joke around with everyone he knew.

Keith completed his battle with the Big "C" on March 31, 2012, at the 
age of 59, and is now resting in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. Even to the bitter end, Keith kept a positive attitude and 
never missed telling a good joke. He was able to check off many items 
on his "Bucket List" in recent months, and was so proud of his recent 
purchase of his Mercedes Benz. Although he was only able to enjoy his 
new car for a few days, he fought his battle with dignity and stayed 
positive throughout. Keith will live on in the hearts of his many 
family and friends.

Keith is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (nee Baum) Zirtzlaff; 
son, Zachry Zirtzlaff; step-children, Janelle and Jimmy Baum; 
grandson, Cylis Zirtzlaff; father, Robert Zirtzlaff; siblings, Ken 
(JoAnn) Zirtzlaff, Kris Armendariz, Kevin (Bonnie) Zirtzlaff, Kurt 
(Dawn) Zirtzlaff, Kay (Mark) Ryder and Kyle (Michele) Zirtzlaff; and 
brothers-in-law, Bob (Judy) Myhre and the Rev. Tom (Jean) Myhre.  He 
is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and 
friends. Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Zirtzlaff.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg is serving the family.