Donna Jean Monska
August 18, 1950 ‒ March 28, 2019
Donna Jean Monska, 68, of Delaware passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, March 28, 2019 at the Crown Pointe Care Center in Columbus.
She was born August 18, 1950 in Delaware to the late Herschel and Fern (Jefferies) Monska and graduated from Olentangy High School.
Having a passion for animals, Donna Jean was a zookeeper with the Columbus Zoo, retiring after 18 years. She worked closely with Jack Hanna, a close family friend, caring for some of his animals and traveling with him to Africa on a photo safari. Donna Jean also was a very active volunteer with the Humane Society of Delaware County.
Those left to cherish her memory are her brothers, David (Paula) Monska of Delaware and Kenny Monska of Ostrander; sister, Linda Sopp of Columbus; 4 nieces also survive.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00 am at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Paul McCullough officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donna Jean’s memory may be made to the Columbus Zoo, 4850 Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065.
The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Monska family.
To share a fond memory of Donna Jean or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com