Donald  Zellmer

Donald Henry Zellmer

October 14, 1933 - January 1, 2020
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Donald Henry Zellmer, age 86, of Bussey, passed away on January 1, 2020 at the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics, Emergency Room. He was born on October 14, 1933 in Sparta, WI to Henry and Viena (Waege) Zellmer

Don enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He married Sandra Marshall on December 17, 1955. He worked at Maytag until his retirement, and then worked various jobs to keep himself busy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing music. His real enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.

Don is survived by his wife, Sandra Zellmer of Bussey; daughter, Donna Hutchinson of Knoxville; sons, Gary Zellmer of Bussey, Roger (Kim) Zellmer of Bussey; son-in-law, Mark Reed of Bussey, twelve grandchildren, and twenty great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Viena Zellmer; son, Robert Wayne Zellmer; daughter, Cathy Jill Reed, and siblings, Shirley DeHeer, Joyce Mason, and Richard Zellmer.

A Time of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 1-3 p.m., at Sinnott Funeral Home, Gilbert Chapel in Lovilia. Memorials may be directed to family. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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    Saturday January 11, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday January 11, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sinnott Funeral Home, Gilbert Chapel - Lovilia
    1904 N E Ave
    Lovilia, IA 50150
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Debbie Stuckey

Posted at 07:58pm
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Greg,Mike,and Peggy
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Patty Van Toorn

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I'm so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you and all your family. Patty Van Toorn and family
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Anthony Toigo

Posted at 05:58pm
Don was always one of my favorite uncles. He gave me my first bicycle. It was old but he fixed it up nice and painted it 2-tone blue. He also gave me my first real job. He worked at Diamond Alkali in Des Moines and always got home after dark in the winter. He paid me 75-cents a week through the winter to fill all his coal buckets and haul them into the back porch. I was happy for the work. Also spent many nights with him and Sandra playing cards or monopoly and eating his homemade fudge and popcorn. We also hunted a lot together and took the 3 boys along before they were old enough to carry a gun. R.I.P., Uncle Don❤️

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