Zachary T. Keiser

July 11, 1990 - August 20, 2019

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Friday, August 23, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
202 W Maple Street
Willard , Ohio 44890

Visitation 2:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Willard Church of God
4551 Willard West Road
Willard , Ohio 44890

Saturday, August 24, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Willard Church of God
4551 Willard West Road
Willard , Ohio 44890

Zachary T. Keiser, age 29, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away in Curtice, Ohio, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. He was born in Norwalk, Ohio, on July 11, 1990, to Todd M. Keiser and Patty L. (Gullett) Ratcliffe. Zach was raised in Willard and had attended Willard High School. Having loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first and foremost, he went onto study at the Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries Men's School of Discipleship in Rockford, Illinois, where he graduated in 2017. He then attended Lincoln Electric Welding School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated in 2019.

Zach was a lifetime fan of the Greenbay Packers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing video games, playing football, baseball, and basketball and going to sporting events. He also enjoyed wood working, trapping, and gardening with his grandpa, Nolan Gullett.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Mark and Patty (Gullett) Ratcliffe, and Todd Keiser; siblings, Ashley (Matthew) Thomas, Addison Keiser, Erica Devlin, Nicholas (Sarah) Bailey, Tabitha (Corey) Danhoff, Jeremy Ratcliffe, Jon Lucas, Mark Ratcliffe Jr.; nieces and nephews, Weston and Wyatt Thomas, Braylon, Hanah, and Carson Bailey; aunts and uncles, Steve (Rita) Gullett, Brenda Parker, Vickie (Ted) Putt, Becky (Bryan) Ousley, Shelly (Ashish) Das, and Matthew Ratcliffe; cousins, Chad and Matthew Gullett, Katie Newby, Michael Cook, Holly Wiles, Travis and Morgan Putt, Shanise, Bryce, and Benjamin Ousley, Grace, Christian, and Daniel Das; and grandmother, Amelia Faye Gullett.

Zach was preceded in death by his sister, Alyson Keiser; cousin, Crystal Cook; an uncle, Brian Scott Keiser; and grandparents, Nolan and Betty (Harvey) Gullett.

The family asks that anyone with alcohol, depression or opioid addiction, to please seek professional help.

Family and friends may gather at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Willard Church of God, from 10:00 AM, until the time of funeral services at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Steve Burkhalter officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Zachary Keiser, to RU Recovery, 333 East State Street, Suite 201, Rockford, Illinois; phone number: 815-986-0460. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


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Jason Stephen - Aug 24, 2019
My deepest and most sincere condolences for your entire family. I was saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. I have prayed for your family and will continue to ask the Lord to provide you with comfort during this difficult time. I enjoyed getting to know Zach during our time together in the RU Men's Home. We locked down our side of the infield in many softball games two summers ago. His smile was infectious! It will be missed but not forgotten. Until I see you again...Love you Bro Bro!
D'Aunn - Aug 23, 2019
"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes part of us".... Helen Keller.........Take care, Patty....He will be missed......he will be missed by all that knew him.
Debbie Hilvers - Aug 23, 2019
I cannot imagine the pain you are all going through at this time. I do know Zach loved his family, especially his mom who loved him unconditionally and never gave up on him. I will always remember his beautiful smile and unwavering sense of feeling so blessed. You are all in my prayers and I hope in the days to come you can find peace in knowing that he is no longer struggling or suffering.
Donnie Sellers - Aug 22, 2019
I am shocked to hear about Zach's passing away. He was such a blessing to me. I loved him and he loved me. He always had that great smile and something positive to say! I met him at the RU program. He is with his Lord now. I'm sorry.
Pam Lucas Dwight - Aug 22, 2019
I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you. Much love and many prayers for peace and comfort.
Ami Christie - Aug 22, 2019
My heart breaks for Zack's family and friends. I haven’t seen Zack in a long time. As soon as I seen his picture, I thought yup, that’s Zack. That big smile! It’s what I remember! I hope your memories are able to bring you some comfort. Please know you that we are thinking of you. Much love from all of us.
Brad and Katie Woodbury - Aug 22, 2019
Our hearts are heavy for Zachs family today. Our prayer is that the Lord bring you quick comfort and peace during this incredible loss. It was both an honor and a pleasure to have known Zach. His spirit and personality always came with a smile. We share your sadness knowing that smile is no longer with us. We may all take solitude in the fact that Zach was a child of Christ and we will see him again. We will, once again, be with him as we share the presence of our Lord and Savior. Salvation is forever and can never be lost. Zachs eternity was settled and today he no longer battles anything. Today he is free of all the trappings of our world. Both Katie and I will continue to ask God to send His peace to your hearts and may His spirit fill the days to come. We Love You Zach, until we meet again.
Justin Garcia - Aug 22, 2019
Zach was a great guy, always smiling and living his life. I have some great memories with Zach, from little league years ago. Another one gone too soon. Sending the family my condolences, and hoping you find peace. Godspeed.
Melissa Santoro - Aug 22, 2019
Ashley & family, I am so sorry for your loss, there is no easy way to comfort you right now but just know our prayers are with you and your family.
Casey Taylor - Aug 22, 2019
Rest easy Zack, watch over everyone. To Zacks friends and family, my condolences, I am so sorry for your loss.
Rick Rogers - Aug 22, 2019
Very sorry to hear of Zack’s passing, I pray that God will bless the entire family and especially help all to get through this tough time! Amen.
jim bailey - Aug 22, 2019
I allways liked zack I treated him like he was my nephen I will miss u so much
Ashley Steinmetz - Aug 22, 2019
Ashley and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys.