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Obituary for Sandra Jo Zellmer

Sandra Jo Zellmer, age 83, of Bussey, passed away on June 14, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born on January 8, 1938 in Pershing, Iowa to Albert and Faye (Kaldenberg) Marshall.

She married Donald Henry Zellmer on December 17, 1955, and they were blessed with five children. Sandra and Donald enjoyed camping in their earlier years, and especially spending time with their family. Donald preceded her in death on January 1, 2020. Sandra enjoyed babysitting for family friends, and especially watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved attending all of their ball games. Sandra’s life revolved around her family.

Sandra is survived by her children, Donna Hutchinson of Knoxville; Roger (Kim) Zellmer of Bussey; son-in-law, Mark Reed of Bussey, twelve grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren, and brother, Dave (Dorothy) Marshall of Oskaloosa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Faye Marshall; husband, Donald Zellmer; sons, Robert Wayne Zellmer and Gary Paul Zellmer; daughter, Cathy Jill Reed; siblings, Wilbur “Lefty” Marshall, Maxine Toigo, Bernice Provenzano, Leora Marshall, Alberta Morrill, and Myrna Weldon.
A Time of Remembrance will be held from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Sinnott Funeral Home, Gilbert Chapel in Lovilia. Memorials may be directed to family. Online condolences may be left for the family at