Danora “Donnie” Lee Zimmerhanzel McLaughlin


Danora “Donnie” Lee Zimmerhanzel McLaughlin, 89, of Taylor died on September 3, 2021. Donnie was born on August 12, 1932, in Taylor, to Daniel Joseph Zimmerhanzel and Lenora Lee (Kovar) Zimmerhanzel.

She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1949.

Donnie married William Stancel McLaughlin on January 3, 1953. She worked for the Taylor Daily Press and the City National Bank early in her career.

She was a life member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church where she worked for many years in the parsonage of the church, sang in the traditional church choir, was a member of the St. Anne’s Altar Society and volunteered.

Donnie loved organizing Sunday breakfasts for the family, always baking his homemade bread for occasions, cooking, spending time with his family, never missing an event, sightseeing with his daughters, spoiling his grandchildren and grandchildren and grandchildren. -grandchildren and talk with his friends.

Donnie has fought and survived amazingly ovarian cancer for 45 years.

She is survived by her three daughters, Christi and her husband Laine Holman, Teresa and her husband Tom Nemec and Laura and her husband Bryan Maloy; his grandchildren, Brent Holman and his wife Michele, Gail Coronado and her husband Joseph, Bradly Nemec and his wife Elizabeth, Kaylee Nemec, Julie Nemec, Rachel Maloy and John Maloy; and great-grandchildren, Hudson and Harper Holman, Charlotte and Sophie Coronado.

A funeral mass was held Thursday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Keith Koehl as celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

The carriers were Brent Holman, Bradly Nemec, John Maloy, Laine Holman, Tom Nemec, Bryan Maloy and Pat McLaughlin. Honorary bearer, Hudson Holman.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church / School or a charity of your choice.

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