St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
AT THE CHURCH
Monday, March 31, 2014
Vance R. Varner, age 88, of Buffalo, Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother & friend.
Survived by his wife, Patricia (Rief) Varner of Buffalo, MN; children, Debra (Greg) Varner of Mahtomedi, MN, Stephen (Sue) Varner of Big Lake, MN, Kevin (Nancy) Varner of Overbrook, KS, Kim (Fred) Anderson of Overland Park, KS & Cecilia (Mike) Richter of Rice, MN; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde Varner of Bloomington, MN; sisters, Mary Ellen Kalin of New Hope, MN & Dorothy Norby of Los Angeles, CA.
Vance was born on October 20, 1925 in Buffalo, MN to Zachary & Annie (Olson) Varner.
He married Patricia Rief on November 12, 1949 in Buffalo, MN.
Vance was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He later worked for the Ford Motor Co, St. Paul Assembly Plant, retiring in 1977.
He loved his Ford cars & was an avid Vikings & Twins fan. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, golfing, woodworking & his retired life on their farm near Richmond, MN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota.
Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN.
Visitation on Monday from 5-7 PM & one hour prior to Mass on Tuesday ALL AT THE CHURCH.
Interment St.Francis Catholic Cemetery, Buffalo.