Don A. Schlaf

Oct. 13, 1938 - Jan. 19, 2024
Don A. Schlaf, 85 of Cody, Wyo., died in hospice Jan. 19, 2024.  He was born Oct. 13, 1938, in Greybull, Wyo., and lived 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. 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, stepdaughter Debbie Nilsen, stepson Brian Ward, five step grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren and two nieces, Earleene Stanwaity of Billings, Mont., and Marleene Edman of Salt Lake City, Utah.
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, Wyo., on April 3, 2024 at 11 a.m., 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