Zachary Jake Haman, the son of Joseph J. "Joe" and Amelia "Amy" (Schmitt) Haman, was born June 25, 1997, in Minot. He died at the age of 16 on Dec. 1, 2013, at his home near Towner.
Zachary was raised on his parents' ranch in rural Towner with his older sister Stephanie, big brother Eric and later came his little brother, Karson. He was currently a junior at Towner High School and loved football and helping his team win the Region 3 title this year. He enjoyed his class studies, FFA, the Minnesota Vikings, his pickup, being with friends and most of all, his cows. He planned to be a rancher after he finished college. Zachary had big beautiful brown eyes that went with a huge lovable smile that would melt anyone. He was so proud to be called an uncle and godfather. Zachary, "Go rest high on that mountain" and know you are dearly loved and missed by everyone.
Zachary is survived by: his parents, Joseph J. "Joe" and Amy Haman, of rural Towner; a sister, Stephanie (Andy) Hallof, of Rugby; brothers, Eric and Karson, both at home; nephews, Kayden, Ryland and Westyn Hallof, of Rugby; maternal grandmother, Amelia Schmitt, of Towner; paternal grandparents, Joe P. and Helen Haman, of Towner; his girlfriend, Haley Duchscherer, of Drake; many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John B. Schmitt; two uncles in infancy; and his great-grandparents.
Mass of Christian burial: Will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Towner, with burial in the Blumenfeld Cemetery, rural Towner. Father Michael Schommer will be the Celebrant.
Visitation: Today, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., at St. Cecilia's Church, Towner.
The Casket Bearers: Eric Haman, Karson Haman, Andy Hallof, Lane Schmitt, Jacob Schmitt, Hunter Schell, Colter Thorp and Alex Schmitt.
The Honorary Bearers: Sister, Stephanie Hallof Nephews, Kayden, Ryland & Westyn Hallof
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Towner. Online registry: (www.funeralsbyanderson.com).