Feb. 21, 1938-Sept. 21, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Jimmie Varpness, 74, of Marshall will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Lucas Lutheran Church of Normania Township. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Military rites will be presented by American Legion Post 113 of Marshall. Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield is in charge of arrangements.
He died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center.
Jimmie Donald Varpness was born Feb. 21, 1938, at Clarkfield, to parents Dithloff and Amanda (Selness) Varpness. He had two siblings: Delmar and Alice. Jimmie married RoseAnn Kopitski on Feb. 4, 1961. They lived in Clarkfield for several years then moved to Marshall. He worked at AMPI in Dawson for several years before retiring in 1993. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed his family and his cat Tiger. He also enjoyed going for rides to the casino, doing word find books, watching the Minnesota Vikings and reading books by his favorite author Louis L'Amour.
He is survived by his wife, RoseAnn of Marshall; children, Doug (Cheryl) Varpness of Mayer, Lawrence (Roseann) Varpness of Glenwood, Bryan (Diahanna) Varpness of Montevideo, Cindy (Bruce) Robinson of Marshall, Kathy Varpness and Sandra Belt, both of Montevideo; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Marion Varpness of Clarkfield and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Delmar Varpness; sister, Alice Johnson (and husband LeRoy) and nephews, Duane Varpness and David Varpness.