Don D Vian

December 9, 1945 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 74)


     Don D. Vian, 74, of Norwalk, died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at his home. He was born on December 9, 1945 in Sparta to Louis and Emma (Johnson) Vian. He grew up in Angelo and worked at Sparta Manufacturing for 37 years.

     Don married Aletta Schaller on February 6, 1965 in Sparta. They lived in Norwalk for 50 years. Don enjoyed tinkering in his garage, going for rides, and being a social butterfly.

     Don is survived by his children, Kerry Vian and Henry (Katie) Vian both of Norwalk; grandchildren, Brandi Vian of Onalaska and Chance Vian of Norwalk, Trevor (Allison) Saley of Holmen, Megan Saley of Norwalk, and Ashley Saley of Norwalk; three great grandsons; Parker, Elliot, and Oliver; sisters, Francis Bjerkos of Westby and Lilah Stark of Sparta; and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Aletta on November 21, 2018; 10 brothers and sisters, Henry, Walt, Bill, Harold, Dorothy, Louis, Joyce, Eugene, Nancy  and an infant.

     A memorial graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Pilgrim’s Home Cemetery, Norwalk.

     Family and friends are invited to call from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. The family would like social distancing observed with people entering from our main doors off of Water Street and exiting on Franklin Street. 

     The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.  

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June 21, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home
106 W. Franklin St.
Sparta, WI 54656

Graveside Service
June 21, 2020

3:30 PM
Pilgrim's Home Cemetery
County Road T and Highway 71
Norwalk, WI 54648

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