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McKenna, Zita M. (1921-2017)


Posted By: Paul Nagy, volunteer (email)
Date: 6/7/2017 at 19:42:44

Zita M. McKenna
February 12, 1921 - May 19, 2017

Zita M. McKenna, age 96, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and formerly of Early, Iowa, died on Friday, May 19, 2017, at her home in West Des Moines.

Zita was born on February 12, 1921, in Early, Iowa, to Anthony and Julia Dahm. She married Donald McKenna in November of 1950. Since her husband was serving in the Air Force, they spent most of their married life moving around. After his death in 1965, Zita moved back to West Des Moines where she worked as a Travel Clerk for The Department of the Army. After retiring, she devoted her time to playing golf and reading.

Zita is survived by her son, Daniel McKenna; her nephews, Rich (Terri), Pat (Barb), Tom (Kathy), Fred, and Robert; her nieces, Rosemary (Dave) and Julia (Amadeus); seventeen great nieces and nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; and her brother, Hilary Dahm.

Visitation will take place Monday, May 22, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines. A Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early. Visitation will take place for one hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is overseeing the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines.

Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, 2017


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