Edna Zach

Edna Zach

August 27, 1926 – November 25, 2022

A graveside memorial service for Edna Inger Zach, 96, of Omaha, formerly of Verdel, will be held at a later date.

Edna Zach was born on August 27, 1926, to George and Ruth (Kopke) Eiler, on the Sheep Ranch, north of Monowi, and died November 25, 2022, in Omaha.

She was raised in the Monowi and Bristow areas and graduated from Lynch High School in 1944. She then moved to California to be near her oldest sister, Fern Maxwell and worked there for the war effort.  She returned briefly to Nebraska, where she married Robert Zach on December 15, 1944. She then returned to California, where their first son, Ted, was born.  After the war, she and her husband returned to Nebraska, where four more children were born, Wesley, Nancy, Terry, and Marty.  When her parents died, her two youngest brothers, Jim and Dale, joined the family.

Her family was her world. Besides her own family, she also kept close ties with her eight siblings throughout the years, enjoying many Eiler reunions at various locations, and kept in touch with all of them. She loved to have people gather at her table for a meal or card game. She was known to have made her delicious homemade bread every day when she was raising her family. She loved to watch game shows, especially “The Price is Right,” and one big highlight for her was Christmas in 1952 when her parents and some siblings were flown to California and were the featured family on the “This Is Your Life” television show, for the show’s Christmas edition. All of her brothers, who were serving overseas in the military, surprised the rest of the family members, and all of the family was reunited for the holiday. In 1998, she moved from Verdel to a retirement home in Bennington to be near many of her family members who lived in the Omaha area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Zach; her parents, George and Ruth Eiler; son, Wesley Zach; daughter, Nancy Barnes; four brothers: Keith, Don, Rudy, Jim; and two sisters, Fern and Fay.

Edna Inger Zach is survived by her sons, Ted (Norma) Zach, Wickenburg Ranch, Ariz.; Terry (Valorie) Zach, Niobrara; and Marty (Donna) Zach of Bellevue; son-in-law, Larry Barnes of Omaha; sister, Susie (Barry) Curtis, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; brother, Dale (Linda Walton) Eiler, Inman; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Eiler, California; Elsie Eiler, Monowi and Mary Eiler, Verdel, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many great, great-grandchildren.



  • Chris Treaster Posted November 28, 2022 5:57 pm

    Terry & Val,
    So sorry about your Mom. Our thoughts are with you and your families.

    Brad & Chris

  • Kay Maxwell Posted November 28, 2022 8:51 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the family of this beautiful lady, my beloved Aunt Edna. She spent her life selflessly caring for others, and enriching all our lives with her wisdom and her humor. I know Heaven is enriched by her presence, and her heavenly children and siblings are gleefully celebrating her arrival. Wishes of comfort and love to all who were blessed to know her.

  • Mary E Schindler-Evans Posted November 28, 2022 10:52 pm

    Prayers and blessings to family. So sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻

  • David Bourn Posted November 29, 2022 1:22 am

    My condolences to the whole Zach family

  • Charlene Hanzlik Posted November 29, 2022 2:26 pm

    To the family of Edna Zach, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our Thoughts and Prayers

  • David and Kathy Eiler Posted November 29, 2022 9:56 pm

    So sorry for the loss of our wonderful Aunt Edna. May she rest in piece with all who proceeded her.

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