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     Donald Jerome Zastrow, Sr., age 81, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Truman Healthcare Center.


     Donald was born December 19, 1928, at Hamill, South Dakota, the youngest of the 12 children of August F. and Anna Marie (Simmons) Zastrow.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  On December 19, 1954, at Custer, South Dakota, Donald married Cecilia E. Parre and they traveled far and wide to accommodate Donald’s career in heavy/highway construction.  Donald and Cecilia made their home in various locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico and South America.  After retiring from construction, they made their home in Lamar, and Donald worked for Murphy Farms.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.


     Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Cecilia, of Independence, Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Don, Jr. & Dona Zastrow, Independence; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie & Jerry Mann, Tampa, Florida; two brothers and their wives, Joe & Vera Zastrow, Wessington Springs, South Dakota, and Matt & Fern Zastrow, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two sisters, Betty Keselring, Dakota City, Nebraska, and Ann Clark, LeMars, Iowa; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson.


#1 IndependenceJoseph and Donna Runyon 2010-01-02 18:02
May God bless you with peace and calm on the passing of Mr. Zastrow. As memories of the the past come to your mind, may they be memories of love and laughter and good times spent together.

Donna and Joseeph

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