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Roy Varner

Roy Varner, age 94, of Buffalo, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in Delano.

He was born May 4, 1914, to Zack and Annie (nee Olson) Varner in Buffalo, the sixth of 12 children. His grandfather was Lafayette Varner, one of six brothers, who came to Buffalo in the late 1800s from Pennsylvania to settle and farm north of Buffalo.

As a young man, Roy worked at the Buffalo Creamery and later at Minneapolis Moline and White Motors in Hopkins. He was a hobby farmer and a member of the Northern Minnesota Draft Horse Association.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Ledena (nee Eull); sisters Lillian Stevens and Bernice Petersen; brothers Elmer, James, Lafayette, Orville, and Marvin; and by a grandson-in-law, Matthew Staloch.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Johnson; granddaughters Tamara (Tim) Stevens, Lisa (Darci) Ernst, Robin Staloch, and Heather (Milos) Tomadies; great-grandchildren Brittany Ernst Colman, Katie Ernst, Zachary Staloch, Hannah Staloch, Mckenzie Stevens, and Duncan Stevens; sisters Dorothy Norby, and Mary Ellen Kalin; brothers Clyde and Vance; nephews; nieces; and many other good friends and family members.

Roy’s memorial service was Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, with visitation begining at 10 a.m. Interment was at the Lakeview Cemetery of Buffalo.

Memorials will be donated to the Wright County Heritage Center.