Varona Klugow-Seth, 91

Varona Marie Weller was born to Richard Sylvester Weller and LuElla Lenora Weller, nee Townsend, Feb. 2, 1930 in Hanover Township, MN.

She was the fourth of six children. She was raised in the Hanover/Rockford area until, at age 16, her family moved to a farm north of Howard Lake.

She graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1948, and married Myron (Mike) Otto Klugow May 31, 1948.

They made their home on a farm north of Howard Lake, and had seven children. They raised dairy cattle and farmed the fields until Mike’s death in 1979.

Varona enjoyed cooking and having the ladies over for coffee. There was always a house full of kids.

She was always happier to spend time outside with the tractors than inside cleaning.

She worked evenings at The Lafayette Club in the ‘60s, and introduced her kids to leftover canapes.

In the evenings, you could find her laying on the bed reading a True Romance Magazine.

Saturdays she would join her sisters to get her hair done – more for company than style.

She was always ready to play cards, Scrabble, or Yahtzee with anyone who wanted to play – no matter what age.

Tuesday was ladies bowling league, which she was on for years.

For extra money she hosted Stanley Home products parties, and waitressed at Sadie’s Café in Cokato.

She worked at the bakery in Howard Lake for many years.

Holidays were always a special time for her – especially Christmas. The Christmas tree was always a “Charlie Brown” tree – specially decorated with love.

Grandchildren were very special to her, and filled the house with hubbub.

Varona’s grandchildren are: Chris (Barb) Farrier, Molly Lanars, Katrina Mauk, Ben (Tiffany) Farrier, Bry Farrier, Adam Farrier, Mallory (Alex) Carlson, Brianna (Paul) Solberg, Rob Kobow, David Kobow, Wendy Gageby, Patrick Drum, Samantha (Chris) Choate, and Varonica Klugow.

Varona is survived by her children: Michael Varon Klugow, Bonnie (Chuck) Kobow, Nancy (Joe) Kadlec, Betsy Farrier (Marty), Bill and daughter-in-law Deb Klugow Zeestraten, 27 great-grandkids and 6 great-great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, infant daughter, Myra Varona, son Paul Richard Klugow, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 16, with visitation beginning one hour prior to services at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake, MN 320-543-3401. www.swansonpeterson.com

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