Donald W. Zeman

Donald W. Zeman

There will be no services at this time for Donald W. Zeman, 82, of Pukwana, SD.

Donald Wayne Zeman was born January 20, 1938 to Vernon and Lorraine (Toupal) Zeman. He grew up on a farm near Bijou Hills where he attended grade school. His high school years in Pukwana were cut short as he enlisted in the Army on September 9, 1955. He attended basic training for infantry at Camp Chaffee in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 16 years and 8 months. After his training was complete, Don boarded the ship at the New York Port and headed to Bremenhaven, Germany to fulfill his duties.

Don met his wife Betty in 1958. They married on December 1, 1958 in Pierre, SD and had 7 children; Diane, Greg, Donald, Randy, Julie, Angela and Jennifer.

During Don’s early and late years, he enjoyed bowling, attending his grandchildren’s school activities and the lawnmower races, drinking coffee, gardening, playing cards with his buddies, and hunting and fishing

Don passed away on May 5, 2020 in the comfort of his own home in Pukwana, SD at the age of 82 years. Gratefully sharing his life are his wife Betty Zeman of Pukwana; 4 daughters, Diane (Marvin) Ramey and Julie (Ron) Pickner of Pukwana, SD, Angela Zeman of Oacoma, SD, Jennifer Reindl of Kennebec, SD and 3 sons; Greg (Angelia) Zeman and Randy Zeman (Nikki Mines) of Chamberlain, SD and Donald (Tammy James) Zeman of Pukwana, SD. He is also survived by his sisters Shirley Ford, Mavis Schoenfelder, and Jeanette Shroyer; and his stepbrother Daniel Hieb, 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 greatgreat grandchildren. His fishing buddy Harold Koch and all of the Silver Dollar card players.

Preceding him in death were his parents Vernon Zeman and Lorraine (Toupal) Hieb, sisters; Elaine VanLoh and Janice Hickey, his granddaughter Maci Marie, and his son-inlaw Dana L. Kenobbie.

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