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Donald C. Varnes

February 23, 1935 September 15, 2018
Donald C. Varnes
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Obituary for Donald C. Varnes

Donald C. Varnes, 83, of Bellevue, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018, at The Willows in Bellevue.

Donald was born on February 23, 1935 in Akron, OH to the late Willard and Clara Mae (Farrell) Varnes. He married Marjorie Jean (Hepperly) in Republic on February 13, 1959 and she survives in Bellevue.

Other survivors include his son, Dennis (Rebecca) Brown of Tiffin, three daughters, Dianne (Thomas) Welhelm of Green Springs, Barbara Hendrix of Randolph, OH, Linda (Jeff) Hoover of Republic, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, David Hendrix a half-brother, Willard Varnes and a half-sister, Emily Schamma.

Donald retired in 2000 from Clyde Whirlpool as a Millwright. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Donald was a member of the Seneca Lodge #790,, the Cornelia Chapter #93 OES Republic, Seneca Chapter #42, Clinton Council #47, DeMolay Commandery #9 the Zenobia Shrine, Tiffin Shrine Club, Tiffin Hornets and the Wade Benfer American Legion Post 404. Donald was also a member of S.C.R.A.P. and the Hillbilly Club. Donald was an avid collector of Oliver and Silver King tractors and enjoyed listening to old country music. Donald was a United States Marine Corps.. Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services for Donald will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home in Bloomville with Pastor James Barkenquast officiating. Visitation for family and friends will also be on Wednesday, from 12:00 until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services on Wednesday, at Adams Lutheran Township cemetery with military rites being rendered by the Wade Benfer American Legion Post # 404 -Republic.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

19

Sep

12:00 PM 9/19/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/19/2018 2:00:00 PM
Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home

3085 South State Route 19
Bloomville, OH 44818

Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home
3085 South State Route 19 Bloomville 44818 OH
United States

Service

Wednesday

19

Sep

2:00 PM 9/19/2018 2:00:00 PM
Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home

3085 South State Route 19
Bloomville, OH 44818

Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home
3085 South State Route 19 Bloomville 44818 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Adams Zion Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

North County Road 21
Republic, Ohio 44867

North County Road 21 Republic 44867 Ohio
United States
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