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Donna Zens, 80, of Boyden

Posted: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2012

BOYDEN, Iowa Donna Zens, 80, of Boyden, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull, Iowa.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield with the Rev. Brian Wasmoen officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Zell. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Visit thelenfuneralhome.com.

Donna Jean Hansen was born to Otto and Marian (Hawke) Hansen Oct. 15, 1932, at Redfield. She attended country school and Doland School.

On Dec. 28, 1963, she married Eugene Zens at Redfield. They lived in South Dakota, Boyden and Blaine, Minn., returning to Boyden, where they lived for many years. She worked as a waitress and a babysitter. She entered Pleasant Acres Care Center several days ago. She enjoyed babysitting, camping at Lake Shetek and playing cards.

She is survived by four siblings, Joyce (John) Jansen of Ashton, Lyle (Mildred) of Yakima, Wash., Lester (Joan) of Boyden and Carol (Oscar) Woodfork of Redfield; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 14, 2000; and a sister, Bernadine (Lloyd) Lewis.

For the complete article see the 11-22-2012 issue.

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