Cover photo for Donald Edward Zacek's Obituary
Donald Edward Zacek Profile Photo
1938 Donald 2020

Donald Edward Zacek

September 20, 1938 — August 23, 2020

Donald E Zacek, 81 of Sioux City, Iowa died on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at a local nursing home in Sioux City, Iowa.

A Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM on Friday at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel located at 1801 Morningside Ave. Sioux City, Iowa 51106 with Father Dan Rupp officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City, IA.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, Iowa.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com

Don was born, September 20, 1938 in Lindsay, Nebraska. He grew up and attended Niobrara Public Schools graduating from Niobrara High School. He married Marlene (Eickholt) Johnson on Dec. 19, 1969 in Anaheim, CA. Don was a drywall contractor in Santa Anna, CA, Denver, CO and South Sioux City, NE. When drywall work was slow, he went to work at John Morrell working at the packing house until he became disabled. Don was able to help his wife operate a daycare in their home.

Don loved sports and was a coach for many years. He loved the Sioux City Musketeers, and the Sioux City Bandits. He loved to go watch the GPAC girls’ tournaments when they came to town.

Survivors include his wife Marlene of over 50 years, son Darrell Zacek of Colorado Springs, CO and his 3 children Gabby, Evan, and Wyatt all of Colorado Springs, CO. His step-son Bruce (Tracey) Johnson of Sergeant Bluff and their 3 children; Josh Johnson of Dakota Dunes, SD, Jenna (Matt) Boon of Lincoln, NE and their 2 children; Harper and Brooklyn of Lincoln, Cheyenne Johnson of Grand Island, NE., granddaughter Ashley Ruble of Sioux City, a sister Fran (Chuck) Lingle of McCook Lake, SD, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, James Zacek, stepson, Brian Johnson and 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald Edward Zacek, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, August 27, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral

Friday, August 28, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 12

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree