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Donald J. Brion

Donald J. Brion

Donald J. Brion age 72 of Durand passed away on Tuesday August 4, 2020 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Don was born April 4, 1948 in Durand.  He was the son of Louis and Irene (Traun) Brion and grew up in the Township of Maxville on the family farm.  He later moved with his family to the Township of Nelson where they continued to farm.  Don worked at various jobs around the area.  He married Antoinette V. Zierl, November 5, 1983.  After marriage they made their home in the Township of Maxville where he has remained the rest of his life.

Don loved woodworking, fishing, mowing his lawn with his John Deere lawn tractor.

Don is survived by his wife, Toni, a daughter, Vicky (Robbie) Lund of Eau Claire; his mother, Irene Brion of Durand; two brothers, Charlie (Diane) of Nelson, David (Mary) of Nelson; three sisters, Marie (Bob) Wachtler of Wabasha, MN, Mary Ann (Jack) Iverson of Florida, Diane (Steve) Kraus of Waunakee; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Louis.

Due to Covid 19, the family will have Graveside Services at 10:00 AM Saturday August 8, 2020 at Cascade Cemetery in the Township of Nelson, (intersection of County Rd. KK and I, just off of State Highway 25).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held as soon as the Covid 19 Pandemic will allow.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital or the charity of the donor’s choice.


  1. Rodney nd Patricia Hurlburt

    Prayers are with you Toni and the family. Blessings in the days ahead. Rest In Peace Don

  2. Nick and Sue Sperger

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.????????????

  3. Martin & Diane Prissel

    Our sympathy to the family.

  4. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  5. Pat Rosenberg

    Toni and family,. you have my deepest sympathy! May God shower you with peace and love during this difficult time.❤️

  6. Dale Hovey

    My condolences to his family. I worked with Don at Brunkow sawmill in Nelson

  7. Roger and Mary Poeschel

    Very sorry to hear of your loss, we enjoyed having Don as an employee at McMahon Motors for many years. His sense of humor was appreciated by all.

  8. Joe and Jan Drier

    So sorry for your loss Toni! Sending our Sympathy to all the Family!

  9. Barb Gibson

    Remember all good times staying at Brion home. Sympathy to all.

  10. Adele White

    Toni, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God help you through this trying time.
    God Bless.

  11. Chad Kingsbury

    Hi Vicky and Family,

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences on the passing of your father. The entire Benchmark team sends our deepest sympathies during this time.


  12. Dave and Kris Polzer

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss.

    Sincerely, Dave and Kris Polzer

  13. John and Judy Parr

    Hugs you have our sympathy

  14. Margie Traun

    Toni & Vicky

    My heart goes out to you both.
    Prayers for you both and Donny
    He was a wonderful person
    May he RIP

  15. Mary A Schwartz

    So sorry for your loss may you find peace in knowing that he is pain free and wrapped in our loving Lords arms now

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