Donna M. Zinke, age 72, of Iola, formerly of Watertown, died Tuesday, May 10th, 2011, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin. Donna was born in New London, Wisconsin, on March 15, 1939, the daughter of the late Donald D. and Ethel L. (Stitchman) Decker. Donna married Philip Zinke on July 10, 1971, at the United Methodist Church in Watertown.
Donna received her Masters Degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a music teacher for the Watertown School District at Lincoln, Douglas and Lebanon Schools, for over 31 years. She had also taught at schools in Berlin and Tomah and retired in 1998. She was a member of the Euterpe Music Club in Watertown and was very active in the Watertown United Methodist Choir and most recently North New Hope Lutheran Church of Amherst Jct. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and golfing. She is survived by; Husband: Philip Zinke of Iola; Sisters: Laura (B.) Seabolt of St. Charles, MO. Carla (Jim) Burmeister of Hogansville, Georgia; Brother: Louis Decker of Wautoma. She is also survived by Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by Brother: Ronald Decker. Funeral Services were held at North New Hope Lutheran Church at 845 County Road T, Amherst Jct., at 11:00 AM, on Friday, May 13th, the Reverend John Poffinbarger officiated . Visitation was held Friday 10-11 AM. at North New Hope Lutheran Church. Interment was held in the Floral Hill Cemetery in New London, Wisconsin. Register Book and online condolences may be sent by visiting: