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Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Monday, March 31, 2014
5-7 P.M.

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.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Molly Hudak

    Many great memories and SO much love shared with this wonderful, sweet man!! We were so lucky to have you as ours! You will be greatly missed, Grandpa! Love you!

  2. Dave & Joan Bell

    Pat & family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. We heard about it late Sunday afternoon. Such a nice man and always so nice to talk to. Vance, and you and the family are in our prayers.

  3. Kim Anderson

    I am honored and blessed that you are my father. Today you are not where you were Dad, but you will always be in my heart. Your good nature and kind face remains forever in my image. Thank you for
    loving me and my children. I will miss you Dad. Love, Kim

  4. Deb Ruegemer

    Pat and family; I was sad to hear of Vance’s passing. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen the two of you. I really enjoyed having you as neighbors and our visits. Love and prayers to the whole Varner Family. Deb Ruegemer


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