Victor Zierath was the father of Bobby Zierath.
Victor's wife had died in a car accident, which was caused by Victor's carelessness. Victor was concerned when Bobby started acting strangely, telling stories of imaginary friends and getting into fights at school.
Victor had to meet with Bobby's teacher, Colleen Griebel, the principal, and Brent Uden from child protective services. They were concerned about Bobby's stories, especially that he had a strange man for a friend. The end result was that Bobby was taken away from Victor. Victor was only occasionally allowed to visit Bobby. (PROSE: The Schoolboy's Story)