Dirk Kotze Obituary, death – The family of the man who tragically passed away after being struck by lightning while playing golf north of Brisbane in Queensland has verified his passing.” He passed away calmly… surrounded by loved ones,” said Dirk Kotze, who was 56 years old. Lightning struck Kotze as he was on a golf course near
Brendale, leaving him in a critical condition and fighting for his life. On March 12, a significant storm system moved across the southeast region of Queensland while he was out on the course After receiving medical attention at the site from the responding paramedics, he was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in an extremely severe condition. A member of his family wrote in an update to his GoFundMe account that the trauma received by
his body as a result of the lightning hit and the ensuing cardiac arrest was too great for his body to recover from. “Knowing that he is now at peace and will continue to be sustained by his tremendous trust in God with the certainty of his eventual destiny brings enormous comfort to his family,” we were told. His wife Hannelé, daughter
Dané, and their sons Tiaan and Duan, along with the rest of his family, would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude once more to the members of the community and medical professionals who worked tirelessly to save his life, as well as to everyone in the community and around the world who sent their love, support, and prayers during this difficult time. “Dirk was a man who was recognized for having a personality that was larger than life.
“His trust in God, love for others, and for being the definition of a shirt off the back’ sort of man defined him – there was no one in need for whom he would not put his own life on wait to assist them. “His life has had an effect on a great number of people, and he won’t be forgotten anytime soon.”