Zachary Heesch

Dates

May 19, 1989 - April 16, 2021

Obituary

Zachary Daniel Sinclair Heesch, 31, of Mitchell, passed away April 16, 2021. A celebration of Zachary's life will be from 2-5:00 PM Saturday, June 19 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be 3:00 PM Thursday, June 17, at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Zachary was born May 19th, 1989 in Chamberlain, SD, to Dan and Stacie (Sinclair) Heesch. He grew up and attended school in Mitchell, SD. Zach was involved in sports, music, and Boy Scouts, achieving the Life Scout Level. Biking the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills and canoeing in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota were highlights for him. Zachary was a great server, working at Country Kitchen and Whiskey Creek for many years.

Zach joined the Army National Guard at age 17 and was very proud of his military service. Zach travelled the world, deploying to Afghanistan with the 842nd Engineering Company of Belle Fourche, and to Iraq with the 155th Engineering Company of Wagner. He valued learning about different cultures and seeing the world. Zach participated in a peacekeeping mission to Surinam, as well as working to create berms during times of flooding of the Missouri River in Pierre and Yankton. Zach also worked at Ft. Hood training units prior to deployment. Zach loved being part of a team with purpose and service. In between deployments,

Zach worked in construction and concrete with Schoenfelder Construction and Mike Pierson Concrete Construction.

Zachary enjoyed playing games and building Legos with his son, Matthew. He loved music. He played piano and percussion instruments. Zach was artistic and creative. He enjoyed waterskiing in summer and snowboarding in winter. Zach was a voracious reader. He enjoyed a good game of disc golf with friends. Zach was a "cat whisperer" and animals liked him. Zach collected things...stamps, coins, keys, maps, and friends from all walks of life.

Zach is survived by his son, Matthew Tanska Heesch, parents Stacie and Dan Heesch, siblings Matthew (Mauri) Heesch, Katie (Jordan) Reiner, Emily Heesch, Joseph Heesch, nieces Eleanor and Remi, nephews Miles and Corbin, grandmother Estell Sinclair, and many other family members and friends who will miss him greatly.

Zachary was preceded in death by grandparents Jerry and Eleanor Heesch, and William Sinclair.

Zach will continue to be greatly loved in the years to come. He is at peace now, and we believe we will see him again in Heaven.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

None Scheduled

Cemetery

Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, SD


Posted by John and Connie Bush on June 17, 2021
My heart is so sad hearing of Zach's passing. We are sending prayers of God's comfort to you Dan & Stacy and family. There are no words for the heart break you are feeling. I know you will hold on to the great love and memories of Zach deep in your hearts for your life time. He was a awesome young man. He is in heaven watching down on his loved one's and will celebrate with you all one day in heaven. Our heart breaks for you during this difficult time and we are here for you. We celebrate Zach's memories. He gave a lot to all who were around him. I loved his smile and his kindness he showed to others. Here's to you Zach !! Your at peace in your heavenly home now.
Posted by Friend on June 16, 2021
I was deployed with Zach and he was truly an amazing person. I am saddened by the loss of a great friend, soldier, and family member. He will forever be remembered as the amazing person I knew him as. My deepest sympathies to his family. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Joey Erickso on June 14, 2021
Hello.....I am Mathew's teacher in Hettinger. I am so sorry for your loss. I read his obituary and he seems like an amazing person. Mathew was always so excited to go see him. Mathew looks like his dad. Prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Jennifer Iedema on June 13, 2021
Stacie and family, thought and prayers with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all the good memories you shared as a family.
Posted by Cheryl Gray on June 13, 2021
I will cherish these photos and your memory until I see you again nephew. Love, Aunt Cheryl
Posted by Cindy Auch on June 8, 2021
Stacy & Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Zach! He was such a wonderful young man. He will be missed by so many! Prayers & lots of hugs going your way ! Deepest Sympathy to all! Sincerely Cindy Auch
Posted by Sam Johnson on May 30, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Zachs passing. He would always lift my spirits while we were on duty together.
Posted by Mathew Soderstrom on May 14, 2021
I have good memories with your son, I’m sorry for your loss.
Posted by Anna Bingham on May 14, 2021
The loss of a child is something we should never go through as parents! My deepest condolences. I send thoughts to your family. Zach was a good kid.
Posted by Tiphany Dvorak on May 13, 2021
This quote has helped me get through some tough times. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” I have a lot of great memories with SGT Heesch! Prayers for you all. Sincerely Tiphany Dvorak
Posted by Cindy and Tom Riddle on May 5, 2021
Dan and Stacie, Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue. 🙏. May you find comfort in memories of Zach, bringing you peace and strength. God Bless You.
Posted by Dwight and Mary Renshaw on May 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the days ahead!
Posted by Anne Wieger on May 2, 2021
Dan I am so sorry to hear of the Zach's passing. He was a great kid and I enjoyed working with him. My thoughts are with you and Stacie.
Posted by Jim, Kathy & Katie Stern on April 29, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss, peace and comfort to you during this difficult time.
Posted by Brian and Shannon Ladd on April 28, 2021
Dan and Stacie, no words can express but please know we are thinking of you and your family. Love to you all
Posted by Linda Wosje on April 28, 2021
Stacy, Dan and family, I am so so sorry. I remember Zach well as a really great kid. Please know we are keeping your entire family in our prayers.
Posted by Paul and Becky Dagen and family on April 28, 2021
So sorry to hear of this devastating loss. Deepest sympathy to your entire family.
Posted by John, Sandy and Jenna Skinner on April 27, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Prayers.
Posted by Renia Aguilar & kids on April 27, 2021
Forever in our hearts.❤️Love you Zach. May you find peace and rest Stacie & Dan and all the Heesch family.
Posted by Sherri Patzer on April 27, 2021
Dan and Stacie - There are no words for what you are experiencing. My deepest sympathies to your family. May God hold you close and bring you peace during this extremely difficult time.
Posted by Jon Kludt on April 27, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Prayer's sent for the family.
Posted by Julie Haiar on April 27, 2021
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beloved son.
Posted by Deb Tilton on April 26, 2021
So sorry for your loss, prayers
Posted by Mark Franey on April 26, 2021
so sorry to here of your loss my heart hurts
Posted by Jack. Bev and J.A. Robinson on April 26, 2021
We are sorry to read of Zach's passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Lynn TerMeer,, on April 25, 2021
So Sorry For Your Loss , 🙏 As a parent who Lost A Son ,, almost Six yrs ago ,,,, I understand Your in My Thoughts & PRAYER'S 🙏
Posted by Barb Myers on April 24, 2021
So very sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your entire family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time! Hugs and prayers!
Posted by Marge Wagner on April 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Jerry and Nancy Puetz on April 23, 2021
We are so sad to hear of your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers
Posted by Nancy Noess on April 23, 2021
My heart hurts for your entire family during this difficult time. Zachary will be remembered by all who knew him. May God give you strength as you face the days ahead. Treasure all his wonderful memories and reach out to all your friends and loved ones to help you through this difficult time🙏❤️🙏
Hugs, Nancy Noess
Posted by kathy and jeff fouberg on April 23, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you!
Posted by Shawna, Al & Brody Huls on April 23, 2021
Dan, Stacie & family.... We are so sorry to hear of Zach's passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted by Gary & Sandy Butterfield on April 23, 2021
So sorry for your loss of your Son Zach, send hugs and prayers to your family
Posted by Frank & Wanda Bunker on April 23, 2021
Dan & Stacy, we are so very sorry for your loss...we are praying for you & your family at this time...
Posted by Shelby Holmberg on April 22, 2021
A Jodi Picoult book once said “there are no words for a grief this big. It is like coloring in the sky with a crayon.”

Times like these bring those words to my mind. There is no solace to surface in inexplicable grief. Stacie and Dan you are the best parents. You never faltered, never failed him. My heart hurts at the sorrowful ache and tiredness you undoubtedly feel as a family. Grief is a passage, not a place to stay and as you tread in any direction since none will feel like forward, please know, your village is here to walk it with you. You two are a true testament to unfailing love.
Posted by Reg and Suzan Mentele on April 22, 2021
Deepest sympathies on the loss of your son Zach. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers...for comfort and peace.
Posted by Dennis and Lisa Marek on April 22, 2021
I have no words I can not imagine what your family is going through right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his arms around all of you and hold you tight. Love from the Marek’s
Posted by Mike Michelle Ommen on April 22, 2021
May our God of Peace bring you comfort. Our prayers and God's blessings on you all.
Posted by Lana Briggs on April 22, 2021
My deepest sympathies to you all in your loss.
Rest Easy my friend till we meet again.
God bless
Posted by Laura Baus on April 22, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear of this. My heart is heavy for you during this time. Please know of my prayers for strength and healing for your family as well as for Zach's soul.
Posted by Peggy & Roger Kowall on April 22, 2021
Our thoughts & prayers to your family.
Posted by Bob & Sandi Young on April 22, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the family. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Posted by Renee Berg on April 22, 2021
Stacie, Dan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Zach. Tom and I are praying for you. May God's peace and love carry you during this difficult time.
Posted by Trish Delaney on April 22, 2021
So sorry to read of Zach’s passing. Sending you healing thoughts and prayers,
Posted by VFW Post 2750 on April 22, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our comrade will be missed.
Posted by Doug and Mary Timmer on April 22, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Posted by Jim and Deb Buck on April 21, 2021
So sorry to hear about the passing of Zach. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Theresa walsh Fink on April 21, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Posted by Chuck and Joyce Selland on April 21, 2021
Dan and Stacie We were very sad to read of Zachary passing. Our prayers are with you. Thinking of you during this time!
Posted by Karla Koons on April 21, 2021
Many prayers.
Posted by Carol Cersosimo on April 21, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for all of you. Sending many hugs and prayers.
Posted by Marica Shannon on April 21, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Wade and Jody on April 21, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for you all during this sad time.
Posted by Robin Cahoy on April 21, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your sorrow.
Posted by Teresa Ziehl on April 21, 2021
Dan Stacy and family I am so so sorry for your loss. Please please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!!
Posted by Pat and Bobbie on April 21, 2021
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Bryan & Jenna Doorn on April 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Brian, Traci & Aidan Patrick on April 21, 2021
Dan, Stacie, Joe & Family, we are so very sorry to hear about Zach. So many prayers are coming to your family right now. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.
Posted by Pat and Bobbie on April 21, 2021
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Janet and Dale Hayen on April 21, 2021
We are sorry to hear about Zach. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Rick and Mel Hargens on April 21, 2021
So sorry, Dan and Stacie to hear of your dear son's passing. Our hearts hurt for you. Please know that you are in our prayers as only God can give you the peace that you need.
Posted by Mary Liz Crockett on April 21, 2021
May the God of Peace fill your sorrowing hearts. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Jen Larsen on April 21, 2021
Dan and family I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Posted by Jamie Henkel on April 21, 2021
Stacy, Dan and family, We are so sorry to hear about Zach you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dave, Jamie, Delana, Bailey and Devin Henkel.
Posted by Keith and Lisa Johnson on April 21, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time
Posted by Nancy Torgersen on April 21, 2021
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your son Zach. My prayers are with you.
Posted by Peggy Pearson on April 21, 2021
So very sorry for the loss of your son. God grant you peace. 🙏
Posted by Laurie Ensz on April 21, 2021
So sorry to hear this! Thinking about you and your family at this time! My heart aches for you! Sending thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Cheryle Aslesen on April 20, 2021
Stacie and Dan. There are no words for me to say to take your pain away except hold on to your faith. God will help you get through this as well as the people he puts in your life. I am so sorry. I am here as someone who has been through this sadness. Call anytime. Hugs and prayers. Cheryle
Posted by Becky Weier Griebel on April 20, 2021
Stacie & Dan, I am so very sorry to hear of Zach's passing. Hugs and prayers to you and your family
Posted by Paula Schnabel on April 20, 2021
Dan & Stacie, so sorry to hear about your son. Know my thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Karen Lunn on April 20, 2021
Dear Stacy and family, my heart is hurting for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God will see you through this. Love, Karen Lunn
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