Donzetta “Zetta” L. (Stewart) Zahs

1955 - 2021


Donzetta “Zetta” L. (Stewart) Zahs, 65, of Sigourney, formerly of Kalona, died Saturday, Feb, 13, 2021, at the Keokuk County Hospital in Sigourney.  A private family service will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  The service will be available via Livestream on the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. 

Donzetta Lee Zahs was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Donna June Lane.  She grew up in the Williamsburg area and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1973. Zetta was united in marriage to Robert Zahs at the Sharon Center United Methodist Church in 1975.  The couple had one daughter, Callie.  They later divorced. 

Zetta worked retail most of her adult life, last position being at Dollar General in Kalona until she suffered a stroke three years ago. Zetta enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, and listening and dancing to music.

Survivors include her daughter: Callie (Adam) Shalla of Kalona; and one sister: Becky (Bob) Swartzendruber of Kalona.

Preceding Zetta in death was her mother and three uncles and one aunt.


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