Donna Kay Zajicek (1945-2018)

Donna Kay Zajicek, 73, Marquette,  passed away Nov. 7. 2018, at Salina Regional Hospital. She was born at home in Western Nebraska in August 1945 to Raymond and Laura (Wahl) Nickel. She had nine brothers and sisters.
She married Galen Rudolph Zajicek June 15, 1963, at the St. John’s United Church of Christ in Western Nebraska.
Donna’s favorite job, by far, was her last job working for the Kansas Parks and Game Commission at Kanopolis State Lake for seven years until her retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Galen, Marquette; daughter, Lori Zajicek-Hopkins and husband, Lonnie, Marquette; siblings, Jim Nickel and wife, Diane, Nebraska, Rodney Nickel and wife, Betty, of Nebraska, Rick Nickel of Nebraska, Randy Nickel of Nebraska, Sheri Folkerts from Nebraska, and Darla Johnson and husband, Larry, of Nebraska; a granddaughter, Amber Hopkins-Reed and husband, Jordon; and a grandson, Cody Hopkins and friend Ashley Arnold.
Preceding her in death are her parents; siblings, Larry Nickel and Gary Nickel.
The funeral was Nov. 17, 2018, at the  Marquette United Methodist Church in Marquette with Pastor Jeff Graber officiating.
Memorials may be made to Galen Zajicek of Marquette.
Baker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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