Seth Zahalka, 18

Seth Martin Zahalka, 18, of Somerset, died at 4:01 a.m., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. 

He was born April 2, 1998, in Elkhart, the son of Robert "Bob" and Lisa (Sutton) Rankin.

Seth was a 2016 graduate of Southwood High School and worked for Wabash Steel as a welder.  He was a member of the Sons of Ares Motorcycle Club in Fort Wayne, and 2 Yung was his nickname. 

He enjoyed shooting guns, riding motorcycles, and working on vehicles.  Seth also enjoyed collecting knives, fishing, and spending time with Aliyah, his niece, and family and friends. 

He is survived by his parents, Bob and Lisa Rankin of Somerset; sister, Sophia (Steven) Henderson of Wabash; step-brother, Robert (Amanda) Rankin of Bluffton; his grandparents, John and Debbie Sutton of Marion; aunts and uncles, Joe and Shelly Sutton of Wabash, John Sutton II of Marion, Sam and Laura Fry of New Paris, and several cousins. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. State Road 13, Wabash, with Alex Falder officiating.  Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Seth may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Feb 21