Zachary Michael Gamache, 25, of Esko, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Cromwell from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Jan. 5, 1987, in Cloquet, Minn., to Jim and Wendy Gamache. Zak graduated from Esko High School in 2005 and from Lake Superior College in 2007. He was employed as a civil engineer for Carlton County.
Zak was a devoted member of the Esko Volunteer Fire Department and was a helpful farm hand. He enjoyed deer hunting and motorcycle riding. He always put everyone else first and was always there to lend a helping hand.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beverly Mattson, and his paternal grandmother, Gloria Gamache.
Zak is survived by his parents, Jim and Wendy of Esko; brothers, Christopher (Angel), Jason (Danielle), and Dustin (Leanne Gittings), all of Esko, Benjamin Fox (Jessica) of Cloquet, and Nathan (Traci) of Zimmerman, Minn.; his girlfriend, Bridget Karp and her sons, Eric and Ben all of Carlton; paternal grandfather, Bernard Gamache of Cloquet; maternal grandfather, Richard Mattson of Cloquet; nieces and nephews, Aubrey, Ethan, Logan, Melanie, Hailey, Nolan, and a new one due in December; many aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers, firefighters and friends; and his very faithful and loyal companion, his dog, Remi.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Visitation will contnue Thursday, Oct. 4, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service, also in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.
October 11, 2012 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.