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COLDWATER - Effie E. Varvel, age 75, of Coldwater, died on April 20, 2014, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.

She was born April 18, 1939, in Chattanooga, Ohio, to the late Jesse and Nancy (Stoll) Fifer.

She is survived by her second husband Harry Varvel, son a Joe (Stacy) Schwieterman of Coldwater, a daughter Ellen (Gerald) Heitbrink of Coldwater, stepchildren Tom Varvel, Sharon Adams, Connie Allread, Sandy Comer and Steve Varvel, all of Greenville, two grandsons Anthony and Bryan Schwieterman, 12 stepgrandchildren, 20 stepgreat-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren, siblings Hugh (Ruth) Fifer, Convoy, June Laux of Ft. Recovery, Dale (Sierra) Fifer of Convoy, a sister-in-law Sally fifer of Defiance and a brother-in-law Eugene (Bonnie) Schwieterman of New Bremen.

She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Schwieterman in 1989, a grandson Ron Schwieterman and siblings, James Fifer, Marlene (Bob) Presho, Andrew Fifer, John Fifer and Jim Fifer.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic church, Coldwater, graduated from Wright State University and worked at the former Huffy Plant in Celina.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 9 a.m. at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater. Condolences may be left at

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Published in The Daily Advocate from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2014