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Donna 'The Purple Lady' Zager

January 29, 1939 — August 4, 2016

Donna M. Zager, 77, of Strawberry Hill, Kansas City, Kansas, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Thursday, August 4th, 2016. She was born Donna Mae Quinn on January 29th, 1939 in her parents home near Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She was the third child born to Martin Joseph Quinn (deceased) and Mabel Marie Demers Quinn (deceased).
Donna married Frank Zager on July 27th, 1986, he survives.
Donna left behind a son, Karl J. Romanowicz III and wife Marie, of Florence, Wisconsin; and a daughter, Jacky A. Long and husband Kenneth, of Meadville, Pennsylvania. She had six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Along with Franks children: Timothy Zager and wife Anita of Olathe, KS, Vicky Zager of Roeland Park, KS, Kathy Zager of Lenexa, KS, Laura Ziegler and husband Brad of Kansas City, KS, Michael Zager of Kansas City, KS, and Daniel Zager and Robyn Brown of Kansas City, KS., twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She loved them all dearly.
Donna was one of twelve children, nine survive. Rita Kuehl, of Waukesha, WI, DeWayne Quinn, of Milwaukee, WI, John Quinn, of Powell, Ohio, Mary Wadsworth, of Waukesha, WI, Elizabeth Franke (Richard), of Tomahawk, WI, Martin Quinn, Jr. (Kathy) of Waukesha, WI, Janet Quinn, of West Allis, WI, Diane Quinn, of Waukesha, WI and Craig Quinn, of Green Dale, WI. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Proceeding her in death were her two brothers: Alan Quinn and Dennis Quinn and a nephew, Michael Quinn.
Donna, also known as "the Purple Lady," loved her large family and her many friends. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. She loved to talk to people and took a true interest in everyones life, praying for each and every one of them. Service to others was at the core of her nature. She would go out of her way to help a sick friend or family member. She was a companion to many widows, offering them companionship and a helping hand in times of need. She and Frank volunteered with providing eye glasses to needy individuals and visited inmates to help spread love and forgiveness.
Donna was an outstanding seamstress, using her talent for the church with altar clothes and robes for the priests. She made one of a kind items for her family and others and could create things with or without a pattern.
She liked to travel with her husband, Frank, with the Don Lipovac Orchestra. She enjoyed dancing to the polka music and mingling with her friends that she would see at the dances from all over the United States. She will be missed by many
Visitation is Wednesday August 10th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with a mass to follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 708 N. 4th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.
Donna M. Zager, 77, of Strawberry Hill, Kansas City, Kansas, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Thursday, August 4th, 2016. She was born Donna Mae Quinn on January 29th, 1939 in her parents home near Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She was the third child born to Martin Joseph Quinn (deceased) and Mabel Marie Demers Quinn (deceased). Donna married Frank Zager on July 27th, 1986, he survives. Donna left behind a son, Karl J. Romanowicz III and wife Marie, of Florence, Wisconsin; and a daughter, Jacky A. Long and husband Kenneth, of Meadville, Pennsylvania. She had six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Along with Franks children: Timothy Zager and wife Anita of Olathe, KS, Vicky Zager of Roeland Park, KS, Kathy Zager of Lenexa, KS, Laura Ziegler and husband Brad of Kansas City, KS, Michael Zager of Kansas City, KS, and Daniel Zager and Robyn Brown of Kansas City, KS., twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She loved them all dearly. Donna was one of twelve children, nine survive. Rita Kuehl, of Waukesha, WI, DeWayne Quinn, of Milwaukee, WI, John Quinn, of Powell, Ohio, Mary Wadsworth, of Waukesha, WI, Elizabeth Franke (Richard), of Tomahawk, WI, Martin Quinn, Jr. (Kathy) of Waukesha, WI, Janet Quinn, of West Allis, WI, Diane Quinn, of Waukesha, WI and Craig Quinn, of Green Dale, WI. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Proceeding her in death were her two brothers: Alan Quinn and Dennis Quinn and a nephew, Michael Quinn. Donna, also known as "the Purple Lady," loved her large family and her many friends. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. She loved to talk to people and took a true interest in everyones life, praying for each and every one of them. Service to others was at the core of her nature. She would go out of her way to help a sick friend or family member. She was a companion to many widows, offering them companionship and a helping hand in times of need. She and Frank volunteered with providing eye glasses to needy individuals and visited inmates to help spread love and forgiveness. Donna was an outstanding seamstress, using her talent for the church with altar clothes and robes for the priests. She made one of a kind items for her family and others and could create things with or without a pattern. She liked to travel with her husband, Frank, with the Don Lipovac Orchestra. She enjoyed dancing to the polka music and mingling with her friends that she would see at the dances from all over the United States. She will be missed by many Visitation is Wednesday August 10th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with a mass to follow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 708 N. 4th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.
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SERVICES Visitation
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 708 North 4th Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Funeral Mass
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 708 North 4th Kansas City, Kansas 66101

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