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Vaughn T. Girard

Vaughn T. Girard

Vaughn T. Girard, age 83 of Plum City, died peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his home in Plum City with his family by his side.

Vaughn was born on October 4, 1935 in Little Plum Valley in rural Pepin County, the son of Hale and Lorene (Marcks) Girard. He grew up on the family farm in the Little Plum Valley with his three siblings and graduated from Arkansaw High School. Vaughn joined the U.S. Army, served stateside and was honorably discharged. After returning home, Vaughn joined the Plum City American Legion. Vaughn was semi-truck driver, milk hauler and worked on farms in his early working years. He retired from Thomas & Betts where he worked for over 30 years. Vaughn married Janice Myers on December 27, 1958 at the Porcupine Church, and together they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was a member of Lund Mission Covenant Church where he enjoyed worship and singing.

Vaughn is survived by his wife Janice, his children, Gwen & Todd, Liza & Gary, Jill & Joe, Bill & Jolenne and Jenny & Russ. His grandchildren, Andrew & Michelle, Laura & Adler, Brenton & Stacy, Kyle & Michelle, Ryan & Megan, Jordan & Yareliz, Blayne, Brooke & Zeke and Page & Bryan. Great grandchildren, Sophia, Oliver, Isabelle, Colette, Theo, Harper, Jay, Kylie, Isaac, Lacey and Avery. Two sisters, Natalie & Mike Fleming and LaVey & Roger Sabelko, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenny Girard.

The family would like to thank Rev. Darren Catron for all his visits, Davita Dialysis in Red Wing and Mayo Hospice.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Lund Mission Covenant Church in Lund, WI with Rev. Darren Catron officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Plum City American Legion Post #365 at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Town of Union Cemetery in Plum City at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Vaughn’s name to the Plum City School District Music Department. Vaughn’s love of music began at an early age and wants the music program to continue to thrive.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Steven schultz

    LaVey & Natalie,
    Sorry to hear about Vaughn's funeral. Love you both!

  2. Scott Monson

    My deepest condolences to Janice, Gwen, Liza, Jill, Billy, Jenny and your families

  3. Sally Klevgard

    Sending my sympathy!

  4. Scott Watkins

    My deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers go out to the family. Many memories growing up as next door neighbors. Prayers

  5. Paul Hoch

    Janice-You have my sympathy and are in my thoughts/prayers.

  6. Linda (Myers) Benedict

    Dearest Aunt Janice, Gwen, Lisa, Jill, Billy, and Jennifer. So sorry to hear of Uncle Vaughan’s passing. He always had the kindest smile and always asked how I was. Keep your memories close as they will get you through the days to come. Praying for all of you during this time and days to come. Niece and cousin, Linda

  7. Mikaleen Hauschildt

    My deepest sympathy to your family.

  8. Linda Hanson

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for God's peace and comfort in the coming days. Love Lynn and Linda Hanson

  9. David Girard

    Many memories of visits starting when I was around 9 and throughout the years. I will always think of Uncle Vaughn as a quite and stoic man that my Dad shared many stories of their youth together. My sympathy for all those surviving Vaughn and close to him and also rejoicing and celebrating his contribution to all of those same lives. It was great to hear how he passed at home with family - Go in peace.

  10. Mark and Chris Enberg

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will surely miss Vaughn. 7

  11. Debra Fisher

    Dear Girard Family,

    So sad to hear of Vaughn's passing. Rick and i will always hold dear the visit we had with Vaughn a few months ago. Our condolences to your extended family. Sincerely, Debra Fisher & Rick Riggins

  12. Leah

    So very sorry for your loss. Vaughn was such a great man.May he rest in peace. Love and prayers to the family and loved ones during this time of sorts.He will sadly be missed.

  13. Edward Follansbee

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. May you find peace and joy in his memories. And love in your hearts from all he provided.

  14. Kathy Simonson Clarke

    Sorry about Vaughn! He was a sweet uncle and always fun!

  15. Jean Fredtivson

    Janice and family my prayers are with you,he was good husband father and grandfather
    Thank you Janice for taking such good care of Mom.
    Prayers for peace

  16. Joe and Jan Drier

    Thinking of you during this time! Our Sympathy to the Family!

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