ELKHART — Zachary A. ”Zach” Talley, 15, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born Sept. 18, 1998, in Peoria, Ill., to Jonathan and Brigid (Toland) Talley.
Surviving are his parents, Brigid Steinhagen of Elkhart and Jonathan (Keitha) Talley of Goshen; his siblings, Caitlynn Talley and Madison and Ethan Steinhagen, all of Elkhart, Kailee and Skylar Stevens and Matthew Talley, all of Goshen; grandfather Gary Toland of Elkhart; grandmother Glenda Sue Talley of Illinois; great-grandfather John Flood and great-grandmother Dorothy Toland, both of St. Joseph, Mich.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Janet Lee Toland, grandfather Paul J. Talley and great-grandmother Janet Flood.
Zach was a sophomore at Elkhart Memorial High School and was a Second Class Boy Scout in Pack 747. He played for Challenger Little League Team and the Special Olympics Bowling Team. He loved his animals and baseball. Zachary had a sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room. Through all his adversities he never gave up or lost his love of life.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home in Elkhart, where a service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, with Ray Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Memorials for Zach may be given to A.T. Children’s Project, 5300 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Ste. 105, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Online condolences may be made at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.