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Donald E Zacha

March 16, 1937 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 82)

Donald E. Zacha, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:54 A.M. September 2, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was born March 16, 1937 in Saint Joseph, Michigan to the late August and Ruth (Kuhl) Zacha Sr. He married Linda Lausman on May 12, 1956 in Stevensville, Michigan.

In addition to his wife of sixty-three years, Donald is survived by his son, Marc Zacha and wife, Leah of Osceola, Indiana; grandchildren, Amanda Roinila and Ari, Chelsie Bernaert and Casey; great-grandchildren, Kaiser Roinila and Gunnar Roinila, expected great-grandson, Nolan Bernaert; and sister, Diana Zacha of Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his two brothers and sister.  

Donald proudly served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1966. He worked as a laborer for Ford Motor Company for twenty-nine years before he retired. Donald was a member of New Life Harvest Church, American Legion Post #141, and the United Automobile Workers Union.

A Visitation will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Pike Funeral Home in Bridgman, Michigan. A Procession will begin at 11:00 A.M. to Ruggles Cemetery in Baroda, Michigan where a Committal Service will take place.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit for further information.

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