Donna Denise Kazmierski

Our loving Wife, Mother, Yaya, and great friend Donna Kazmierski, 69 of Bryan, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Tuesday November 21, 2017. A memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday at 3:00 pm November 26, 2017 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, Texas, 3001 S. College Ave. Bryan, Texas 77801, with Senior Pastor Brian Fisher and assisted by Pastor Pat Coyle of Grace Bible Church officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral center.

Donna was born on October 23, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Gilbert and Vestal John. Donna was a graduate of Dominican College of Houston, a Registered nurse that was very passionate of her profession.  Donna worked as a school nurse in Waxahachie, Texas, also with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan Texas. Donna enjoyed her trips with her family to Canton, her trips to watch her husbands football games and she also enjoyed spending time in her yard watching her dog Kimmie run and play. Her main passion in life was spending time with her four grandchildren, Daylan, Kacey, Piper, and Porter. Nothing in life could put a smile on her face faster than to see her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Vestal John.

Donna is survived by her husband of 47+ years, Jim Kazmierski of Bryan Texas; sons, Chris Kazmierski and wife Niki Kazmierski of Tyler, Texas, Michael Kazmierski and wife Carla Kazmierski of Tomball, Texas; grandchildren, Daylan 15, Kacey 12, Piper 12, Porter 10; Step-Granddaughters, Gabrielle Michana, Ginger and husband Luke Martin; several brothers-in-law and wives, and sisters-in-law and husbands; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; and a countless number of dear loyal friends.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Brazos Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes at P.O. Box 10802 College Station, TX 77842. Office is located at 4103 S. Texas Avenue Suite 200, Bryan TX. 77802.


  1. Buck and I add our love and prayers for all of you. We have so many wonderful memories of our times together. May the peace that is in God walk you through this time. Buck and Zetta Smith

  2. Donna was my boss at my first job as a nurse 20 years ago. She took me under her wing and taught me well. It was always wonderful running into her around town. Prayers are with her family!

  3. Words are inadequate to express my sorrow in your time of grief Coach. May the circle be unbroken, by and by.

  4. The entire Dever family sends our love to Ms. Donna. She always took care of coaches players when we came over to hang out. She will be missed tremendously and prayers go out to Coach Kaz, Mike and Chris.

  5. Coach,
    Thinking of you at this time. Donna was a special lady. You are in our prayers.
    God Bless You,
    Scott and Kelly Smith

  6. Donna was a sweet woman who taught in Waxahachie when I did. I am so sad for Jim and their children. Sending prayers that they will find peace.

  7. I was lucky enough to be a graduate of Donna’s 1984 Vocational Nursing program and a neighbor to her parents in Waxahachie. She was the single greatest inspiration to my nursing career. I have never forgotten her. May the Lord’s strength be felt by all.

  8. Mrs. Kazmierski was my first nursing instructor. I remember her encouraging words. She was a great teacher, mentor, and friend. I can still hear her voice at times while working. I owe the success of my nursing career to her. I still have a picture , she gave us at Christmas break. It had a piece of an old quilt she used , with these words,”Ok Lord, let’s make the rounds together. You will be greatly missed.

  9. What a shock & loss for so many of her nursing colleagues! She was a great lady & a great nurse. My thoughts .& prayers are with y’all.

  10. Sorry for your loss. I remember her very well being at your house in Denison. Take care and if you need anything coach Kaz just let me know.

  11. Jim: Gloria and I are so very sorry for your great loss. We will be praying for you and your children during this time. We remember you and Donna with much joy.

  12. Donna was a true Proverbs 31 woman. Her sweet spirit lifted us all. She leaves the legacy of a life well lived – well done good and faithful servant.

  13. To Jim, Mike, and Chris,

    Jasper and I send our deepest condolences to all of you and your family during this time. Ms. Donna is in some of my greatest memories as a child when we spent Christmases together as a family. You all hold a special place in our hearts forever and always. Our prayers are with you all and we are Praying for Peace during this time. We love you.
    With Love,
    Jasper, Carrie, Savanna, Peyton, and Landry Evans

  14. To the family of Donna Kazmieski you have my sympathy ,prayers ,Love Donna was my nurse Instruction in Waxahachie back in 1986 she was the most caring and the best instructor anyone could asked for our class Love her Dearly may GOD BLESS each of you is my prayer she had a beautiful smile.

  15. Coach Kaz I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful wife. She was an absolute joy and I have always appreciated her. Coach’s wives are as tough as they come. I guarantee this. You will see her again God has a special place for her in heaven and she will have all fixed up and ready for when y’all meet again. Love you Coach. God Bless you and your family.

  16. Dear Coach Kaz and Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful and inspirational example of a loving and committed marriage in Christ you had. May God’s Peace be with you all during this difficult time.

    Michelle Leath Burks

  17. Donna hired me in 2011 to work at the St Joe’s in-patient rehab facility. She was a gracious lady who will be missed very much but take comfort that she is now completely well and enjoying heaven with our Lord.

  18. So very sorry for your loss. I know this leaves a void in your lives as you were a beautiful
    family. May your beautiful memories sustain you.

    Sincerely, Nelda Howard

  19. We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of Donna. She was a wonderful example of a supportive wife, loving mother and devoted Christian. She was such a credit to herself and her family and leaves behind a wonderful lasting legacy. May the Lord be with Jim, Mike, and Chris and the remaining family in this time of loss.

    Rick and Charlotte Orr

  20. Coach Kaz
    May God comfort you in the days to come. Lifting you and your family up. Love and Respect
    Class of 1984 Hatchie

  21. So sad to learn this. Donna was my cousin and we grew up together in Pasadena, Texas. SO many memories. We grew apart as adults and I am truly sorry for that. She was an amazing person, daughter and cousin. I know she will be greatly missed by all.

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