Roseanna Marie Zounar

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May 30, 1946 ~ November 13, 2016

Roseanna Zounar, 70, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Memorial services will be 4pm, Friday, November 25, 2016, at Heartland Funeral Home, and Visitation from 2-4pm with family present.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Roseanna Marie Moxley was born in Springfield, MO, on May 30, 1946, to Dorothy and Jessie Moxley, and grew up in Duluth, MN and Galena, KS. Roseanna was known to family and friends as “Kitty”. She married Raymond Wittrock in 1962 and had 2 children, Marcia and Michael. They divorced after a few years. Roseanna married Denny Famestad in 1967 and they had 2 children, Jon and Heath. Several years after they divorced she married Robert Hofeldt. Her final marriage was to Delmar Zounar.

Kitty loved to spend time with people. She was a cocktail waitress when her children were young. She wanted to see more of the country and became one of the few women over the road truck drivers back in the early 1970’s. She drove for several companies over her 30 plus years in the industry including Consolidated Freight, Midwest Coast, Bob Curtis Trucking and AA Express and a few other companies. She loved meeting and visiting with other drivers. Her CB handle was ” Sleeping Beauty”. She was well respected with the other drivers. While doing a job that was primarily held by men back then, she always remained a “lady”. She was a tough lady on the outside not taking guff from anyone but had a great sense of humor and generous heart. Kitty didn’t believe that your gender should limit you to career choices and encouraged people to do “what makes them happy”.

Kitty retired from driving around 2008, trying out a couple different things. She joined her daughter working at Aurora Plains Academy in Plankinton. She was known to the kids she worked with as “grandma” or “Ms. Z”. She made a new circle of cherished friends while working there, touching the lives and hearts of many in her 5 years there. After leaving that position she briefly worked and the Coffee Cup outside of Plankinton and the I-90 truck stop in Mitchell. Her health forced her to retire in May of this year.

She fought hard against the cancer and had a difficult time accepting that it was going to win. She wasn’t afraid of dying, knowing that she would be going to heaven when she left this world. She just wasn’t in any hurry to get there.

Kitty loved to spend time with family, her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter brought her extreme joy and smiles. She was extremely proud of all of them and loved them all deeply.

Very grateful for sharing her life are her children; Marcia (Jason) Buie, Michael (Kristi) Wittrock, Heath (Shelly) Famestad, grandchildren Lynn VanSloten, Kaylee Buie, Talon Buie, Alex Famestad, Miranda Famestad, Brad Wittrock, Casey Wittrock and great granddaughter Ella VanSloten, brother Charley Moxley, sister Lilette Harms and their families along with a host of other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Jon, and a nephew, Michael.

Roseanna “Kitty” was known to “be running a little behind” often, so we did our best to make sure she wasn’t late for her own funeral.

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  • Kim Smith says:

    You always made me smile and me feel good! You opened your home to me and my family!! I love you and mis you so much!!

  • Mary A. Crayton says:

    My deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. And may the Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials, continue with you to comfort and sustain you through this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

  • Sharon and Dave Klundt says:

    We Had a lot of wonderful and fun memories while I too worked at Aurora plains Academy and friendship outside of work with Kitty. We met for occasional meals and Christmas exchanges at Plank Inn. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to all of you! May God Comfort you in your loss!!

  • Malloree says:

    She was an awesome lady; I knew her from APA and she was great with the kids. She will be missed greatly.

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