Donna's service will be livestreamed below starting at 2:00 PM, Friday November 26, 2021.
Donna Jean (Zimney) Elliott, 74, years young passed away unexpectedly with her best friend by her side on November 18, 2021 in Idaho. She enjoyed traveling and the door was always open for all to join her. Her generosity was shown to all in many ways. Donna was an avid NDSU fan, reader and could spend hours putting a puzzle together. Donna cherished spending time with her grandsons and watching them play sports. Donna loved to entertain and have large family gatherings. Her love of cooking and sharing great meals will be passed on to her family to be enjoyed by all. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, CJ and Ruby Zimney; and nephew, Eric Zimney. Donna is survived by her loving Husband of 54 years, Jim; children, John (Tina) of North Carolina, Darin (Tamara) of Minnesota, Jason (Angie) of Minnesota; her pride and joy, her 6 grandsons, Tabor Elliott of Montana, Tanner Elliott (Hannah) of Utah, Dalton Elliott (Kelli) of Utah, Colin, Justin, and Adam Elliott of Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

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  1. Jim and family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Donna’s passing. May you find peace and comfort in your many blessed memories with her. All our love, Doug, Lisa and family

  2. Still quite stunned and devastated that this is even happening! Aunt Donna was such a bright light in every Family gathering. Learning her tried-and-true recipes was always a goa. Her sneaky smile when winning at the many family table and yard games will be greatly missed!

  3. Jim and family. I was shocked and so saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. She was a wonderful person, kind, loving and generous to everyone. Her presence on this earth will be sadly missed by many people. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathies.

  4. Darin and Family,

    Please accept my sincerest and deepest sympathies to you and your family during this sorrowful time.

  5. Jim & family,
    So shocked & saddened by Donna Jean passing away. Also very sorry that I won’t make it to her funeral, we are in AZ. We both had mentioned over the years of Donna not making it to my mother’s funeral & me not making it to Ruby’s funeral.
    Would you please express my sympathy to Donna Jean’s siblings; Donnie, Reynard, Bobbie ,Dale & Vickie & their famalies. As you know, Jim ,I pretty much grew up at the Zimney house.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. So hard to lose Donna Jean, she will be missed.

  6. I have known her as my aunt my whole life, practically. I am a godmother to one of their sons. I cannot imagine our existence without her love, kindness, and generosity. I am so sad that we lost her too soon.

  7. Jim, I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I remember all the good times we had in high school and when you two and we lived in Fargo. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  8. Jim and family so sorry and shocked to hear of Donnas passing. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers she will be greatly missed many good memories.

  9. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family during this time of loss while celebrating the life of Donna, and the time and memories made with her as she touches every life she came in contact with hope, joy, and love. She was a very special lady, who made this a better world. So very sorry due to distance I was unable to be present at the service, but so appreciated it available to stream.

  10. Dear Darin and Family,

    Please accept my sincerest and deepest sympathies to you and your family during this sad times.

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