Zachary Andrew Rongers
January 13, 1979 until October 19, 2023
Zachary Andrew Rongers, 44, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, passed away on October 19, 2023, following a valiant 21-year battle with lymphoma.
Zach was born on January 13, 1979, in Phoenix, Arizona to Deborah Pulliam and Jim Rongers. He was married to Erin Rongers on March 11, 2006, and was a beloved husband and wonderful, devoted father to Stella and Andrew. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his mother, Deborah Pulliam of Fayetteville, his father Jim Rongers and wife Rita Rowell of Bath, NC, his sister Heather Harrelson of Goldendale, WA, and his brother Jacob Turner and wife Nicole of Little Rock, AR.
He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Linda Gorman, brothers and sisters-in-law, Ryan and Roxanne Gorman and Mark and Lauren Gorman, all of The Woodlands, TX. Zach was a loving uncle to Aubrey Harrelson, Alexis and Tristan Lee, Layton, Londyn and Brooks Turner, and Taylor, Paige and Reese Gorman. He was a great-uncle to Oliver Zeiler. Zach is also survived by many wonderful friends and extended family members.
Zach was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andrew and Dorothy Batusic, great-uncle Sam Zabrdac, cousins Andreana Nibbe and David Wieczorek.
Zach had a passion for the outdoors and was happiest when he was with his family. He found the greatest joy fishing, camping, canoeing, and walking up and down the rivers of Arkansas. Gardening was a true passion that he gifted to everyone through his bountiful harvests. He was a wonderful chef and an artist with many talents. Zach was able to create anything and everything, from building structures from the ground up, woodworking, painting, and drawing. He put great care and love into everything he did. Most importantly, Zach loved his family and cherished all the time he was able to spend with his children.
A memorial service to celebrate and remember Zach's life will be held on October 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (2925 Old Missouri Rd, Fayetteville, AR), with a reception to follow. Please join us to come together to celebrate his life and find comfort in each other's presence.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cancer Challenge (cancerchallenge.com) or Hope Cancer Resources (hopecancerresources.org). Donations in his memory will support their important work of providing support to cancer patients in Northwest Arkansas.