Dana M. Zukauskas

Zukauskas, Dana Maria, 60, a resident of Olathe, KS and formerly of Chicago, IL passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Loving mother of Justin (Victoria) Merkys, Stephen (Melissa) Merkys, and the late Adam Merkys; proud  grandmother of Adam “Jack” Merkys and Grey Merkys; beloved aunt to John (Jenny) Zukauskas, Ingrid Coltman, Michael (Jennifer) Zukauskas, Lauren Coltman, and Ben Schamel; devoted great aunt to Lillianna, Katerina, and Ava Berg, Ryan and Emily Zukauskas; caring sister to Edward (Yun Im) Zukauskas and Laima (Tony) Schamel; survived by her first husband, Vito Merkys. She grew up in the Lithuanian neighborhood of Marquette Park in Chicago, IL and was known as an avid animal lover. Dana found her calling as a nurse working at WestGlen Endoscopy in Shawnee, KS for over nine years. A memorial service will be held on, Thursday, May 29 10 a.m. – noon at Meyers Funeral Chapels 1600 Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri. In lieu of flowers donations to Great Plains SPCA  5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, Kansas, 66202 or call (913) 831-SPCA (7722).


  • Martha Krusemark wrote:

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to you.
    She was our neighbor and will certainly be missed. God Bless.

  • Sabina Komaras Lepka wrote:

    Liama and Edward. So sorry for your lost. Dana found me on facebook only a few months ago and it was so nice reconnecting about our childhood. You and your families are in my prayers.

  • Tom Kimery wrote:

    Dana was a good person who loved animals. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Rest in Peace Dana. You are missed. And, I wish I could have helped you more. My sympathies to all family memebers. God Bless!

  • Sandra Madu wrote:

    Dana my heart is so heavy, you will truly be missed, and your beautiful smile, I am so glad that I got to know you, and you were a very good friend, will be keeping the family in prayer, to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord, and Dana truly knew the Lord!!!!

  • kathie tauras navickas wrote:

    So sorry for your loss. I don’t have words to express my feelings. I do have wonderful memories from our high school days and will cherish those.

  • Donna Divello wrote:

    Justine & Steven,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom.
    I’ll never forget all the good times we had on Marshall Ct. Your Mom was wonderful.
    You are in our prayers.
    John & Donna Divello

  • Marianne & Ron Grieco wrote:

    Justin and Stephen:

    So very for the loss of your Mom. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Love, Always
    Marianne, Ron, Lisa and Tina Grieco

  • Jean & Abe Barkin wrote:

    Justin & Stephen,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful loving person. We have great memories of your family from Marshall Court.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your families.
    Abe & Jean Barkin

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