He was spoiled by his amazing wife and high school sweetheart, Faith Ann for 63 years. Don was father of four children: Doreen (Allen) Mount; Raeni Van Epps; Kenneth (Cara) Van Epps and Richard (Candice) Van Epps.
He was a loved grandpa to Bobbie Ann Austin, Isaac (Eva) Van Epps, and Amanda (Ryan) Fife and great-grandfather to five.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother Albertus D. Vaneps, Katherine M. Williams; step parents Edna M. Vaneps and Ronald M. Williams; brothers Robert Vaneps, Raymond Vaneps, and Clarence Williams.
Don is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters Audrey Crist, Mary Lynch, Katherine Simonson, and Margaret Olsen.
A graveside service will be held at the Biwabik Township Memorial Cemetery in Minnesota in July 2018; more information will be published in early July. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.