In loving memory of

Ethan P. Zavitz (Burroughs)
November 13, 2002 - March 4, 2023

Ethan Paul Zavitz (Burroughs) was born November 13, 2002 in Denison, Iowa, the son of Nakia (Riley) Zavitz and Paul Burroughs. He attended Boyer Valley Community Schools until the 10th grade when he became homeschooled. During high school, Ethan played football and baseball.

Over the last 6 years, Ethan was employed at Smithfield, Boyer Valley Company, Johnson Propane, and most recently, UPS in Denison. He was a member of the Schleswig Fire Department for a brief time. He was a very hard worker, mom's wild child, and never knew how to whisper.

Ethan loved watching T.V. with his son, Benson and treasured the time he had with him. He enjoyed deer hunting, noisy noisy trucks, playing Xbox with his brothers, listening to a variety of music, especially old country like his dad, Brian, and hanging out with his many friends.

Ethan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 4, 2023 in Schleswig, Iowa, at the age of 20 years. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa's, Brad Slater and Kenneth Minor; paternal grandma, Jane Burroughs; maternal great-grandparents, Mabel and James Riley; and paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Helen Hartwig.

Left to cherish his memories are his mom and dad, Nakia and Brian Zavitz of Schleswig; father, Paul F. Burroughs of Osborne, Kansas; son, Benson Ryker Zavitz; siblings: Austin Burroughs, Aidan Burroughs, Evan Zavitz, and Vittoria Ashley Zavitz all of Schleswig; special sister, Olivia Jones of Glenpool, Oklahoma; little brother, Paul Burroughs of Osborne, Kansas; maternal grandma, Ann Slater of Denison; paternal grandparents, Dean Thomsen of Denison, Cheryl Thomsen of Carter Lake, and Dan Burroughs of Ute; many other special foster siblings, relatives and several friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Memorials may be directed to the family.

The funeral service will be live streamed to YouTube. Please see the following YouTube link for the scheduled stream on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. The stream will go live approximately 10 minutes before the service starts.


Beth Schaben wrote on Mar 13, 2023:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for Ethan's family. He was a student of mine at Boyer Valley. Always a smile on his face and a gleam in his eye. I enjoyed having him in class. Mrs. Schaben"

sharon R irwin wrote on Mar 9, 2023:

"I will miss you and your smart comments LOL. "

Laurie Hansen wrote on Mar 7, 2023:

"Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!"

Laura Hollander wrote on Mar 7, 2023:

"So sorry for your loss Brian. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family!!!"

Jim& Nancy Jurgens wrote on Mar 6, 2023:

"Dear Brian & Niki, How our hearts ache for you for the loss of you precious son. Please know you are all in our thought and prayers and you have our deepest sympathy. Jim & Nancy"

Carol Erickson wrote on Mar 6, 2023:

"Brian you were my very special friend when you were growing up on 16th street. I love you and Nikki and I pray for you and your family. I wish I could give you a special hug like you use to give to me when we hadn't seen each other for a while. I pray you keep Jesus close and know that he is always with you. God be with you, Carol Erickson "

Marge and Dan Miller wrote on Mar 5, 2023:

"Niki, Brian & Family Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this Difficult time. R..I.P. ETHAN??"

Schneller Marylou wrote on Mar 5, 2023:

"So sad for your loss may God wrap His loving arms around you all during this difficult time. Marylou Schneller"

Melanie Beam wrote on Mar 5, 2023:

"I have known Ethan since he was little he was like my nephew. I always called him eshie as did many he sure knew how to light up a conversation and I'm truly sorry for the loss of a son a brother a dad and just an all around good kid you will greatly be missed until we meet again keep grandpa brad busy love you "

Kimberly Korwes wrote on Mar 5, 2023:

"Our prayers and sympathy. Love you!!!"