Roman Zech, 86

Roman Joseph Zech, 86, of rural Marion, died at 10:30 am, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

He was born April 18, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Roman and Agnes (Davis) Zech.

Roman was a 1949 graduate of St. Mary's of Redford High School in Detroit, Mich., and a 1954 graduate of the University of Detroit.  He married Stella O'Halloran in Detroit on Aug. 23, 1952.  He retired from Zech Company in Marion.  Roman was a very active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Wabash, where he was a Past Grand Knight and Past District Deputy, and was also a former Scout Master in the Boy Scouts. 

He is survived by his wife, Stella Zech of Marion; six children, Dennis (Carol) Zech of Fort Wayne, Lori (Randy) Miller of Marion, Bernadette Kincaid of Conyers, Ga., Kathleen (Ted) Kramer of Shelbyville, John (Adriane Singleton) Zech of Marion, and Theresa Carroll of LaFontaine; 12 grandchildren, Chad Zech of McCordsville, Holly (Jeff) Kiel of Fishers, Jason (Ann) Miller of Marion, Amy (Aron) Weller of LaPorte, Angela (Jake) Morrow of Monterey, Calif., Daniel Kincaid of Whitsett, Ga., David Kincaid of Athens, Ga., Jenna Kramer of Shelbyville, Tyler (Alayna) Kramer of Manilla, Stephanie Zech and Delaney Zech, both of Marion, and Steven (Michelle Pautz) Zech of Springboro, Ohio; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Margaret Ziegler, Fred (Judy) Zech, Mary Carlson, and Caroline Zech, all of Michigan; and in-laws, Gerald O'Halloran of Colorado, Chuck McCready, and Pat (Nicky) O'Halloran, both of Michigan. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles Zech, son-in-law, Keith Kincaid, his sister-in-law, Mary McCready, and his brothers-in-law Bernard Ziegler and Joe Carlson.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of St. Bernard at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. 

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and there will be a rosary service at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic School.

The memorial guest book for Roman may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Dec 20