Donald was born June 24, 1936, in Brainerd to Sylvester (Wes) & Veronica (Schmidt) Zetah. He attended college for two years and was inducted into the United States Army on February 15, 1956. Donald was honorably discharged on January 27, 1958. On July 9, 1960, he married Jane Koester at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Browerville. Donald worked as an electrical contractor until his retirement. He owned and operated a KOA campground with his brothers and also owned the Kozy Kove Resort for several years.
Donald enjoyed fishing, hunting, and going to auctions, rummage sales and pawn shops. One of his favorite pastimes was hanging out with his friends and relatives in Motley.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester (Wes) & Veronica, and brothers: Frances, Jerry, and Tommy Zetah. Donald is survived by his wife Jane; children: Rick Zetah, Duane (Angie) Zetah, Denise (Bruce) Hines, Sandy (Pat) House, Colleen (Dave) Long, Gina (Neal) Dreher, Kurt (Jennifer) Zetah, Kevin (Erika) Zetah and Keith (Kelli) Zetah; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and sisters, Barbara (Costa) Nichols, Theresa Kruger and Becky Thielen.
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