Donald A. Zingsheim

Aug. 26, 1929 - Nov. 5, 2009

Donald A. Zingsheim, of Mukwonago, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was 80 years old.

Donald was born in Waukesha on Aug. 26, 1929, the son of Phillip and Hilda (nee Zellmer) Zingsheim.

He was a graduate of Mukwonago High School and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. Donald retired from Waukesha Roofing after 43 years of service. Donald was a very caring person and a “father” to many. He was a very avid Mukwonago Indians football and baseball fan, known to many as “The Legend.”

He was the beloved husband of Ilene; dear father of Linda Couillard, Donna (Donald) Von Rueden and Terry (Tracy); loving grandpa of Michael, Heather, Ryan, Kristen, Sean, Eric, Sophia, Will and Loren; and dear brother of Robert (Margaret). He is further survived by five great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Lou; a granddaughter, Veronica; and two sisters, Geraldine and Betty.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, Nov. 9, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. The Rev. Rick Hartley will officiate. Cremation will follow.

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“Donald will be missed greatly by his family and friends.”

(Freeman - Nov. 7, 2009)