NORTH STAR, Ohio — Zachary Robert Kelch, age 16, of North Star, Ohio, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in Russia, Ohio. Zachary was born June 22, 2000, in Troy, Ohio, to Lance and Tracey Kelch of North Star and Paula (Miller) and Greg Scott of Versailles, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Zachary is also survived by his siblings, Morgan Kelch, Karl Kelch and Madilyn Kelch; step-siblings, Amber Dross of Bradford, Ohio, Allison Dross of Covington, Ohio, and Chad Dross of North Star; maternal grandparents, Bob and Mary Miller of Versailles; paternal grandfather, Julius Hierholzer of St. Henry, Ohio; good friend, Sarah Kremer; and numerous aunts, uncles cousins and friends.
Zachary was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Valbert Kelch, and paternal grandmother, Betty Hierholzer.
Zachary was a junior at Versailles High School. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star and was active in the CCD Program. Zachary was also a member of the Versailles FFA and was a farm hand. He enjoyed canoeing, skiing and hanging out with his friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star with Rev. Fr. David L. Zink celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery in North Star. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.