Zachary Hamilton Suechting
1991 - 2019
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Zachary Hamilton Suechting

Chicago, IL - Zachary Hamilton Suechting passed away on January 18th, 2019 in Chicago, IL at the age of 27. Zacky, as he was fondly known by his loved ones, was born on August 15, 1991 in Neenah, WI to Martin and Virginia Suechting. The second of three boys, after Maxwell, age 29, and before Peter, age 25, Zack graduated from Neenah High School in 2009 and studied at Lawrence University, where he graduated with a degree in string bass performance in 2013.

Zack's life was one of boundless creativity, curiosity, gentleness, and love. Playing piano from the age of 3 and bass from the age of 8, Zack loved to make music of all kinds, from jazz, classical, and folk, to metal, hip-hop, and funk. Guided by an unerring ear and an open heart, Zack loved to channel the deep well of his talent with other musicians, including working in pit orchestras in Chicago, producing music for vocalists, and collaborating with his two brothers.

Open, compassionate, and deeply loving, Zack was never frightened by the chasms of identity that can separate us at times, and he made a profound impact on those around him. Zack's charisma drew people to him, and, rather than shy away, Zack chose to embrace everyone. In this way, Zack will continue to serve as a model of compassion and love for all who knew him. Zack will live on in his parents, his brothers, his extended family, his many, many friends, and all of those who felt the sunshine of his love. And, most importantly, Zacky will live on in his music and in the music that others make in honor of him.

Please join us for a service celebrating Zacky's life on Saturday, January 26, at 11 am at the Congregational United Church of Christ at 1511 Nicolet Blvd, Neenah, WI. There will be a reception to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that well-wishers that you support and purchase music from musicians local to your area, and that you listen to the music of Zack's collaborators, Gem Tree and Molly Coleman, whose recent albums featuring Zack's work can be found on Spotify. Zack's family also asks for your support in the weeks and months to come as we struggle with this immense loss. Finally, his family wishes to thank everyone who called Zacky a friend, and for those who have already reached out to us -- your kindnesses keep our world turning.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die.

-Mary Elizabeth Frye

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Jan. 23, 2019.
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May 31, 2019
My deepest condolences to you and your family, Marty. May God wrap all of you in his loving arms and give you comfort and healing. Know that forever your love lives on. Within each and every memory, his spirit is eternal. Wishing all of you peace and love.
Tracy Milligan-Bell (classmate from Armstrong)
February 2, 2019
Marty and family, My heart aches for you. Saying Prayers for your entire family during this difficult time.
Michelle Wimer
February 1, 2019
Marty and Family~

I am so sorry to hear the tragic news of the loss of your son, Zachary. although, I never met him, by all accounts he sounds like he was a very kindhearted and gifted young man. May you find comfort in all the precious memories.
Wishing you and your family Peace, Love, Light, Strength, Patience, and Hope during this unspeakably difficult time and always.

~Claudia Hardie
January 30, 2019
Marty, Ginny, Max and Peter,
The sad and shocking news of Zachary's loss has lef t me stunned and deeply saddened. Altho I never really knew Zachary. all those beautiful messages about him have me feel as if I had. HOw I wish I could give you each a hug and express my sorrow for your loss in person. I know you hold wonderful memories of the time you had with Zach and may they help to sustain you all thru this difficult time.
My love to all the family.
Alice Seaborne
January 30, 2019
Ginny and Marty: As a mother of a 27 year old musician (Miles) who played music in high school with Zach, I can't imagine how deeply saddened you are. My heartfelt prayers and sorrowful thoughts are with you.... I will always remember the happy times you've shared with me about Zach. His ability to 'make beats as big as a bucaneer' and his amazing jazz band performances will stand out in the memories for those who loved him dearly.
Carrie and Todd Lamensky
January 30, 2019
Kimberley Delsart
January 29, 2019
To Zach's family... I only knew Zach through the eyes and heart of my daughter, Lucy , and only wish I could have met him in person. What a caring and talented young man... I know you were proud of him. But don't lose heart as he has left his footprints on the hearts of many and will live on through the music he created and the lives of so many that he touched. I send you prayers of comfort, support and healing.
Sheila Hutto
January 28, 2019
My heart goes out to all of Zack's family. What a tragedy to lose such an amazing young man! Unfortunately we were on a cruise at the time of the services, but our thoughts were with you all!
Laura & Don Kleist
January 28, 2019
Marty, Ginny, Max, and Peter,

No words can express enough after Zach's passing. Know that you are loved by many, many people in the Amherst Community, and we are all sending condolences, and especially our love to you.

Kim Hedberg
January 27, 2019
Our son, Andrew (AJ) called to tell us of Zach's passing. He recalls fondly memories of Zach in grade school at Wilson School. I remember your family from that time as close, caring and kind. I cannot imagine your heartache. Know Zach and your family have touched more people with love and kindness than you can imagine and you are being held up and supported in so many thoughts and prayers.
Doug and Lori Masin
Lori Masin
January 26, 2019
Dear Marty and Ginny,

We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your son. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
John & Stephanie Flanigan
January 26, 2019
Dear Marty and Virginia,
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I hope so much you find the strength to endure this loss. May the power of love get you to a place with peace.
David Bomier
January 26, 2019
Marty and Ginny, I am so sorry that your terrible loss is why I am in touch with you now. Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers. And am also going to listen to Zach's music on Spotify.
Annie Ramniceanu
January 26, 2019
My son, Allen, attended L.U. with Zach and called to share this sad news with us. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers all week.
May you find peace, hope and comfort in the days ahead.
Jennifer Jaqua
January 25, 2019
There are no words. I pray that happy memories and the love of a wonderful family and friends can fill your loss over time. Much love to you all.
Win Dayton
January 25, 2019
Marty,So sorry to hear about your son. My heart goes out to you.Peace,Steve March-Tormé
January 25, 2019
Marty, Ginny, Pete and Max,
My deepest love and sympathy to all of you. My memories of the wonderful, gifted young men you have always been are so fresh in my heart. Zach is still with me and will be forever. I will never make my deviled eggs again without thinking of him! He was so handsome, a real sweetheart.
Aunt Marilyn
Marilyn Burris
January 25, 2019
Marty & Family,
Stars by Molly Coleman is very moving. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dan Netzel
January 25, 2019
Marilyn Burris
January 24, 2019
Ginny, I remember you bringing the 3 "boys" into the Neenah-Menasha Y pretty regularly. It was always wonderful to greet you because you stood out as really enjoying your time with them. I ache for you and will pray for your family. Please come back when you can. Becky Huebner
Rebecca Huebner
January 24, 2019
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January 24, 2019
Sending so much love to the Suechting Family. An unfathomable loss; we haven't words. Our deepest sympathy- The Reaves & Shultis
Pam & Chris Reaves
January 24, 2019
Dear Ginny and family: My daughter told me about the news of your son. The Tremblay family was brokenhearted to hear about your loss. On behalf of my family, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time. May the Lord comfort you and give you the hope of seeing Zachary again. God bless you. Joe Tremblay
Joe Tremblay
January 24, 2019
I never met Zacky, but remember many conversations with his mother, my colleague, Ginny, and how her eyes lit up with pride and her voice warmed with love for him. Zacky is fortunate to have such a wonderful loving mother and I am sure that, like her, he was positive influence and shining light to all those who knew him.
Amy Mettlach
January 24, 2019
I grew up in the UCC with the Suechtings, and just want to say how sorry I am about Zach's passing, and send my condolences, love and caring to all in his family and to those he touched.
Elizabeth MacKelvie
January 24, 2019
My heart breaks for all of you. Prayers for you and your family.
January 24, 2019
Dear Ginny, and the entire Suechting family,

Sending you light and love during this difficult time. May your memories of Zack, and the support of your friends and family, sustain you and bring you peace.
Justin Sweet
January 24, 2019
Marty and Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss.
My thoughts are with you.
Lynn Cannon Larsen
January 24, 2019
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January 24, 2019
Ginny, Marty, Max and Peter,
We love you and are heartbroken for this loss of such a bright light. Know you have the support of a host of friends and family as you grieve.
Holly and Albert Park
January 23, 2019
Brent Johnson
January 23, 2019
Ginny, Marty, Max and Pete, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you feel but please know others are sending you prayers and surrounding you with love. Blessings and love to each of you.
Deb Bongers
January 23, 2019
Deb Bongers
January 23, 2019
Dear Ginny, Marty, Max and Peter,
We are holding your family in our hearts. With our deepest sympathy and love, Lisa and Mark
Lisa Brown
January 23, 2019
Our deepest sympathies and our most heartfelt prayers for you and your family...we are so incredibly sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Peters
January 23, 2019
Brent Johnson
January 23, 2019
Brent Johnson
January 23, 2019
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January 23, 2019
Brent Johnson
January 23, 2019
Ginny and Martin- We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May god bless you in the coming months. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott and Lisa Williams ( Big Lake friends)
January 23, 2019
Deepest sympathies from our family to yours during this very difficult time...
~ The Higgins Family
Michelle Higgins
January 23, 2019
Dear Ginny and Family,

Tears, hugs, prayers. May those around you give you comfort and those unseen above you give you strength.

Cindy Winkelman,
SFXavier HS
Cindy Winkelman
January 23, 2019
dear ginny --
so sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. praying for all of you as you walk this difficult road. may the Lord strengthen and comfort all of you.
Andrea Van Ye
January 23, 2019
My most sincere Condolences at this very difficult time!!! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this emotional journey. May you take comfort in the outpouring of such wonderful and positive memories from so very many who were touched by Zach and his presence in their lives. Ginny and Martin, you have raised some amazing boys and all of us who have come in contact with them are better for the experience!
Joe Lewis
January 23, 2019
Oh how this makes my heart ache. Ginny, I know we only know each other through my son, but please, contact me if ever you need to scream, cry, talk... I will be there. I send so much love.
Laurie Friedman-Fannin
January 23, 2019
Dear Suechting Family,

I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Zack. Words alone cannot begin to express my sadness at hearing this news. I will continue to keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy...

Lynn Lichte
January 23, 2019
As Zach's kindergarten teacher, I'll remember him fondly. He was a sweet,creative, responsible little boy who was shy around others until he got to know them.
My deepest condolences to the Suechting family. I cannot imagine how immense this loss is to you all.
Kathy Fellenz
January 23, 2019
Thinking of you all and sending peace, love and kindness
Katie Drescher
January 23, 2019
Suechting Family
May God comfort you and hold you close in your time of need. Hold on to the awesome memories that you had with Zacky. Let his music carry you through your emptiness. My prayers are with you.
-Donna Fahrenkrug
January 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of my high school classmate and fellow musician Zack. My most sincere sympathies to the entire family. Zack and I didn't keep up much after high school but we shared loads of awesome musical experiences together as well as plenty of good-natured fun. RIP my friend, you will be missed!
Austin Larson
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