Tristen Andrew Dasch passed away with Bill, Sheila and Taylor at his side earlier this morning. In addition to his parents, Tristen is also survived by his older brother, Taylor, and oldest brother Scott and Scott’s wife, Sandy. As Christians, we mourn his loss in the sense that he’s not here to hold, to talk to, to laugh with, to spend time with. And yet we know beyond all shadow of a doubt that Tristen is at rest and with our Father in heaven.

As you can imagine through the years we’ve all known Bill, he spoke of what a wonderful day this is for Tristen, for he has seen the glory of heaven. Bill reminded me that Tristen is now completely healed; no more sorrow, no more pain, no more tears In the midst of watching his son die before his eyes, Bill was praising God and glorifying His name. He said as it became clear that Tristen’s body was shutting down, they talked to Tristen about how much they loved him, and what heaven would be like.

Funeral arrangements are pending at St. John Lutheran Church in Mansfield, Texas. I will update you as soon as I know the day and time. Our dearest Tristen, we love you so very much. I wrote down some Scripture that was comforting to me and I pray it will be for each of you. God’s words are with us to the very end.

  • 1 Corinthians 15:42-57
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8
  • Ecclesiastes 3:1
  • Ecclesiastes 7:1
  • Isaiah 41:10-13
  • John 6:35-40
  • John 11:17-27
  • John 13:7
  • John 14:1-6
  • John 14:27
  • Philippians 1:20-23
  • Psalm 23:1-6
  • Psalm 46:10
  • Psalm 103:8-17
  • Revelation 21:1-7
  • Romans 8:31-39
For God’s glory, Christ Jesus’ praise, and your edification.
St. Mark Lutheran Church & School, Houston, TX

Author: Scott Heitshusen

Lutheran (LC-MS) pastor in Sealy, Texas. Amazing wife, Jennifer, since 1991. Two sons, Daniel (b.1999) and Ben (b.2001). Ben has Down syndrome. Wonderful daughter-in-law, Rachel, since 2020. Jesus. Family. Others. Passionate about abolishing sex trafficking.

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