Terry Charles Varcoe, age 62, of Cokato, died suddenly Sunday, May 19, 2013, from a heart attack, and was later pronounced dead at Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
He was born at the Cokato Hospital March 29, 1951, to Buell and Leone (Anderson) Varcoe. Terry grew up in Cokato, and was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He attended Cokato High School, and went to work at the 7-Up factory in Cokato. When it closed, he went to work at The Cokato Block and Tile factory, working first for Donald Martinson and later, owner Wade Nelson.
When the tile factory closed, Terry worked for a short time at Schwartz Manufacturing in Cokato, and attended Hutchinson Technical School for tool and dye. He then took a job at Dura Supreme, where he worked for the last 25-plus years.
Terry enjoyed relaxing at the picnic table with his dog. He liked hunting and fishing, and loved to garden. He built bird houses and other wood projects, and enjoyed fireworks, camp fires, and most of all, socializing with his many friends.
Terry is survived by a sister, Trudy Webb, her daughters, Tracy and Jammie, and their daughters, Ashleigh and Emily; brothers Stuart (Karen) Johnson and their daughter Dagney, and Darrel (Mary Jane) Johnson and their children, Kristy and Craig; and many other family members and friends, including his special friend, Nancy Wipper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buell and Leone Varcoe.
A memorial service took place Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato.
There was a time of gathering for friends and family Wednesday, May 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m.
Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.