Victor Zanona Obituary

Victor A. Zanona
Victor A. Zanona

February 7, 1934 - February 6, 2021
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Victor Zanona died February 6, 2021 at the age of 86, one day before his 87th birthday. He was born in Des Moines. He graduated from Dowling High School and then became the first in his family to obtain a college degree from St. Ambrose College. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Japan. He later attended college at Drake University earning his Master’s degree in Child Development and Economics. He taught school and later worked for the Job Service of Iowa. He then worked for the Military Processing Entry Station (MEPS) for nearly 30 years until his retirement.

Victor was married in 1960 to Ingeborg Schenk and enjoyed over 52 years of marriage with his wife, Inga, until her death in 2012.

He was blessed with many interests among them traveling and dancing. He enjoyed many nights listening to music with Jazz in July and Music under the Stars concert series. He was an avid swimmer for most of his adult life and could be found most days swimming at the Urbandale pool. He had a keen interest with business investments and managing his rental properties. He was a member of the Vittoria Lodge.

He enjoyed the companionship of Janet Laird in his later years.

Victor will be missed by his nieces and nephews and other relatives from California, Colorado, Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. Victor was preceded in death by wife, Ingeborg; parents, Angelo and Vittoria Zanona; brother, Premo; and sisters, Jenni Celsi, Mary Borra, and Eva Gioffredi.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. February 22 at Iles Dunn’s Chapel. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. February 23 at St. Ambrose Cathedral followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.






Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, February 22, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Ambrose Cathedral
607 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
11:00 AM


Alzheimer's Association*
1730 - 28th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50265