Michael Edward Zach
August 11, 1949 – December 18, 2018
Michael Edward Zach was called home to be with his Lord on December 18, 2018.
Mike was born on August 11, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska and spent his childhood in Fremont, Nebraska. He met Cheryl (Rowe) when his family moved to Omaha during his senior year, and he graduated from Benson High School in 1967. They dated throughout their college years at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He graduated with a Business Administration degree, and he and Cheryl married in 1971. After selling insurance for many years, he served in full-time Christian ministry.
Over their 47 years of marriage, Mike and Cheryl were privileged to pass a legacy of steadfast faith to their six children and ten grandchildren. Mike’s faith was steeped in the Scriptures and in his relationship with Jesus Christ. His shepherd’s heart was filled with love and empathy, and his desire was to always be a blessing, to share God’s love, and to impart words of encouragement to everyone he came in contact with. Whether providing counseling, delighting children (and adults) with his magic shows, or opening his home with generous hospitality, Mike took every opportunity to share his faith with others.
Mike is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Barbara and her husband Damon and their son Sebastian of Karlsruhe, Germany; son Daniel and his wife Anna and their son Noah of Lincoln; son David and his wife Anna and their children Jack, Ava and Stella of Nashville; son Philip and his wife Kate and their daughter Wesley of Lincoln; son Paul and his wife Lindsay and their children Gabriella, Alex, Zephaniah and King of Charlottesville; and daughter Elizabeth of Austin. He is also survived by his father, Edward, ten siblings and their spouses, 43 nieces and nephews, and 28 grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Elaine Zach.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on Friday, Dec. 21st at 10am at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha. The family will be available for visitation at the same location on Thursday, December 20th from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with an opportunity at 7:00 p.m. to gather and share memories.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Exodus Road (theexodusroad.com).
Funeral Service will be webcast and can be viewed live beginning at 9:30 am. Past this address to your browser to view: https://boxcast.tv/view/michael-zach-159795