Don A Schlaf


March 28, 2024

Don A Schlaf, 85 of Cody, WY died in Hospice January 19, 2024. He was born October 13, 1938 in Greybull, WY and live all but the last 13 years in Burlington, on his family owned and operated farm. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1956 and went to CSU for only a short time; being needed back home helping with the livestock and farming, but his true love was always flying.

Don A was a volunteer EMT and Fireman for the Burlington Fire Department

He is survived by his wife Norma of 63 years, step-daughter Debbie Nilsen, step-son Brian Ward, 5 step grandchildren and 7 step great-grandchildren and two nieces, Earleene Stanwaity of Billings, Mt. and Marleene Edman of Salt Lake City, UT. He is predeceased by his biological brother Harry J Schlaf, father John Don Schlaf, mother Hazel Ethel (Johnson) Schlaf, two half-sisters Jerry Denton and Jo Gordon.

A memorial service will be held graveside at the Burlington Cemetery, Lane 37, off of US 14-16 Burlington, WY on April 3, 2024 at 11:00 am, followed by a celebration of Don A with lunch at the Burlington Fire Department Hall and open mic time to share stories about him.

Memories and condolences can be shared on Don's memorial page at


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