Zachary Ross Torpy, of West Des Moines, Iowa was killed in an accident on the 26th of September 2021. Zachary was born March 12, 1993, to Tom Torpy and Melissa Ross Torpy in West Des Moines, IA.
He grew up in West Des Moines, graduating from Valley High School in 2011 and attending Iowa State University.
He was a manager at Lucky Horse Beer & Burger in Des Moines, where he made the customers his family. Ross was a stranger to no one and a friend to all.
His love for music was contagious. But it had to be unknown, off-the-beaten-path music. As long as it wasn’t popular music, Zach would give it a listen.
Zachary was survived by his mom, Melissa Ross Torpy, dad Tom (Mary) Torpy, sisters Talia and Taitum Torpy, and stepsisters Emily, Anna Benna, grandmothers, Judy Ross and Pat Torpy, and a host of extended family members.
Zach is proceeded in death by his grandfather’s Chuck Ross and Joe Torpy. The wonderful cat in the photo is of Zach’s favorite, Kevin. They are now together again.
According to the obituary, “Everyone who met Zach loved him. He was the light of our eyes. His light was not to shine on himself, but to shine on others, and show them the world.”
A celebration of Zach’s life will be held on Friday at 11:00 am at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, with a luncheon to follow.
On Sunday, October 3, there will be a balloon release and celebration of Zach at Pearson Park, 1256 19th Street West Des Moines. 12:30pm to 4:00pm. We invite all of Zach’s friends out to share stories, laugh, and celebrate him. Please bring food/drinks to share, and your favorite stories