Zachary Adam Barta

Zachary Adam Barta, age 25, of Vermillion, South Dakota died from a tragic incident on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Memorial services are 2:00 PM, on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Linda Jorgensen officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Sunday, August 11 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and a prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM.

Zachary was born May 25, 1994 in Yankton, South Dakota to Brent and Sara (Horlyk) Barta. He grew up in Volin, South Dakota and graduated from Gayville-Volin High School in 2012. He then attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he was working toward a degree in Computer Science. Zach was a kind, gentle soul who had a great smile and a heart of gold. He was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. He loved computers, playing video games and pokemon. Zach also enjoyed playing football and loved Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed going out for dinner and was an excellent cook. He loved his family and treasured his daughter, Zoey.

Zachary is survived by his parents, Brent and Sara Barta of Vermillion; daughter, Zoey Barta; brother, Trey Barta of Yankton; Zoey’s mother, Samantha Smith of Yankton; grandparents, Bob and Pam Barta of Gayville, SD; many aunts and uncles, Emily (Eric) Dimmer of Gayville, Heidi (Cregg) Getman of Beresford, Shelly (Paul) Jorgensen of Texas, Sherry (Mike) Haas of Beresford, Sam (Stu) Anderson of Yankton, Delrae (Steve) Wuebben of Gayville, Tabby Juttelstad of Gayville, Tammy Huether of Irene, Bill (Robin) Huether of Viborg and Tom Huether of Volin; and cousins and friends who loved him very much.

Zachary was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dale and Phyllis Horlyk; great grandmother, Margaret Schmidt; great grandparents, Robert and Vivian Barta; and cousin, Bryce Huether.

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7 response to "Zachary Adam Barta"

  1. By: Kim Hively Posted: August 8, 2019

    So very sorry to hear of Zach’s passing. Your family is in my prayers.

  2. By: Stacie ehlke Posted: August 8, 2019

    Sara, Brent, Trey, Pam, and all of the family. I am just devastated after hearing the news about Zach. I knew Zach during the years I taught at Gayville, and he was such an intelligent, respectful and always helpful young man. Every teachers dream! My heart breaks for you all, and my family and I have been praying for you all and sending our love through hugs to you at this extremely difficult time. 🙏

  3. By: Colleen Halverson Posted: August 9, 2019

    We send love and prayers! We are so sorry this happened! Many in heaven rejoice over his arrival, but so difficult for loved ones here.

  4. By: Judy Van Engen Posted: August 9, 2019

    So very sorry to hear of this tragedy! Praying for you all as you walk this difficult road. May you feel God’s arms around you and be held up by those praying for you.

  5. By: Jeff and Lori Novak Posted: August 11, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad tragedy.

  6. By: Joyce Diede Posted: August 12, 2019

    Sara and family , My heart just fell when I heard that your Zach had passed. Hugs and prayers are with you. I just remember all the good and fun talks when Zach and friend was expecting Zoey.. I know that your Dad and Mother has embraced your son in heaven May the Lord keep his loving arms around you and your family, in the difficult tragedy time.. —— Joyce

  7. By: Angel Ladin Posted: August 26, 2019

    Such a senseless tragedy! My heartfelt condolences to all the family, especially lil Zoey. Keep Zach’s memory alive & dont let her forget him. May God wrap his loving arms around all of the family & comfort your hearts during these difficult days ahead… now & forever! So sorry for your loss…

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