Donald L. Zingg


FAIRBANK - Donald L. Zingg 86, of Fairbank, died Wednesday afternoon at the West Village Care Center in Independence of cancer.
He was born March 15, 1925 in Forest City, the son of Newton D. and Ida Klaassen Zingg. He married Viola Mae Shannon on April 21, 1946 in Jesup. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2007.
Zingg served in the Army during WW II in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters receiving the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster and 5 Bronze Service Stars. He retired from farming in 1991. He was also a member of the Littleton Hook and Liner Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by three daughters; Paula (Robert) Clayton of Fairbank, Donna (Jerry) Smith of Eastman, Wis. Linda (Randy) Snyder of Jesup, two brothers; Fred (Marie) Zingg of Independence, Leonard (Lois) Zingg of Phoenix, Ariz., two sisters; Vera Kinney of Cedar Rapids, Sara Shannon of Independence, five grandchildren, one step-grandchild, eight great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers; George, John, Clarence, Ervin, and Orville in infancy, three sisters; Grace Woolsey, Annie Frickson, Jeanette Price, and one granddaughter; Cindy Smith.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Garden View Chapel Funeral Home in Waterloo with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call an hour before services Saturday.
Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Acker-Matthias American Legion Post 653 of Denver.
Those who wish may direct memorials to the family.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 30 to May 30, 2011
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