On Monday, July 6,
2020, Zachariah Lee Bensing (aka Zak and Uncle Buck), loyal
and loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to
many passed away at the age of 26. Zak was born on June 21,
graduated from Stayton High School and left for Colorado to
work on the pipeline. After 8 months, Zak returned to his
family and hometown. Next, he worked at JELD-WEN in Stayton
before finding his dream job. For the last four years he
worked at North Santiam Paving with his dad, uncle, cousin and
friends. Zak was preceded in death by his paternal
grandparents, Lee and Bonnie Bensing and his maternal
grandparents, Jimmy and Genevieve Davis.
Zak had a fierce
love and commitment to his family and friends.
This was demonstrated in countless ways but perhaps
most clearly in his active participation in raising Jaxson.
He fully embraced his role as an uncle and became a
father figure to his most loved nephew.
Zak also enjoyed hunting, guns, country music, and
fireworks. He was
known for his infectious smile, great attitude, tremendous
generosity, and incredible sense of humor.
Zak is survived by
his dad Jeff, his mother Jennifer, his sister, roommate and
confidant Jessica, his nephew and buddy Jaxson, and many
cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held on
Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Cascade View Free Methodist Church
in Sublimity at 3 p.m. Services
provided by North Santiam Funeral