Dave Zilz Obituary, Death – The community of Lutheran High School is in a state of shock and disbelief after learning the news that our Engineering teacher and Robotics advisor, Mr. Dave Zilz, passed away suddenly yesterday. Mr. Zilz had been teaching at Lutheran High School for many years. Dave was a revered husband, father, educator, and mentor who served as a model for those around him. Dave’s reverence for Jesus Christ, whom he regarded as his personal savior, was second only to his enthusiasm for instructing and looking out for the welfare of other people.
Dave’s love for Jesus Christ was the only thing that could top his enthusiasm for teaching, as well as his concern for the well-being of others. Dave spent his entire life serving as a guide and instructor to a sizable number of people under his wing. The only thing that could compare to Dave’s love for Jesus Christ was his passion for teaching and caring for other people. This was the only thing that could challenge Dave. The only thing that could be compared to Dave’s love was this particular thing. A prayer service was held on campus for a large number of people, including students, alumni, parents, as well as faculty and staff members, because the weather was unfavorable.
During the prayer service, our Association Congregations’ pastors and Directors of Christian Education (DCEs) took turns serving as the presiders. Our belief is founded on the promise that was made to us in Revelation 21:4, which states, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more) The assurance that “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes” serves as the foundation for our faith and optimism. Our faith is built upon the truth that is found in this verse. The knowledge that Dave is no longer in pain and is instead finding rest in the loving arms of Jesus brings us some consolation during this trying time.