In Memory of

Zadonna Mae Yetmar

May 9, 1935 - August 30, 2021
From: Knierim, IA | Originally: Knierim, IA

Zadonna Mae Yetmar, 86, of Jacksonville passed away August 30, 2021. She was born May 9, 1935 in Richards, Iowa to the late Paul and Mildred (Reynolds) Ramthun. In addition to her parents, Zadonna will be welcomed into Heaven by her first husband, Marvin Nimke; sister, Paulette Benton; and two infant children.

Zadonna was a devoted wife and mother; she loved her role as homemaker. She enjoyed cross stiching, crocheting, and bowling. She cherished her childhood memories of growing up on the farm in Iowa.

Those left to cherish Zadonna’s memory include her husband, Jerome Edwin Yetmar; children, Terry (Patricia) Yetmar, Ann (Billy) Huebner, Lori (Thomas) Smith; sister, Marilyn Jud; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Hope Lutheran Church. Visitation will be one hour prior, 9:00 a.m., at the church. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Greenfield Township Cemetery in Knierim, Iowa with Pastor Chadric Dietrich officiating. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church in Zadonna’s memory. Arrangements by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home, (501) 982-2136 and local arrangements with Palmer-Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

Graveside Services
11:00a.m. - Thursday
September 9, 2021
Greenfield Township Cemetery
Knierim, Iowa
Pastor Chadric Dietrich


Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Zadonna's passing. My brother, Marvin Nimke, just called this morning to tell me. Unfortunately I don't remember her however I remember my parents (Eldora & Bill Nimke) talking about Zadonna & Marvin (deceased), all nice and kind words. It's too bad that I didn't know my "Aunt". Please know that I will say prayers for her and her family. May God hold you in His arms to comfort you and give you peace. And may Zadonna rejoice and smile in Heaven.”
- Theodora (Teddy Nimke) Drost

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:06 AM
“I just talked to Ned Palmer and told him he was "a God send" - I didn't learn of you Mother's death until this morning and have been trying "frantically" to find a way to get to talk to you - well, I just dialed (501)350-8341 and not surprised to learn your phone is full. I am sorry to hear of Donna's death and would love to talk/see you for an update on all your life's happenings - had Donna been sick, how is Jerry, Mike still ministering and what about Marti, and also you and your Mike. I do hope we can get in touch with each other - just keep in mind you are always in my thoughts and prayers”
- Maureen Hobart

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:35 PM
“I as so very sorry for your loss. I was a friend of Paulette and have fond memories of Zadonna as helping Paulette and me when we needed it!”
- Ella (Pritchard) Fistler

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 11:03 AM
“My deepest sympathies to Jerry, Ann, Terry & Lori. So sad to hear of Donna's passing. I have many many fond memories of the summers you all came to Iowa for a visit. The camping trips, fishing trips and just being at the farm. So sorry for your loss but celebrating her life and the reunion with those in Heaven! Thoughts & prayers are with you all, now and in the days ahead. Love & Hugs Colleen”
- Colleen DeLanoit

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 1:50 PM
“I am so sorry. I remember the summers of you all coming back to Iowa for 2-3 weeks each summer. Spent many nights playing at the farm of Billie and Paul.
- Dan Ramthun

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