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John Varga Sr.


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John Varga Sr. Obituary
John Varga Sr., age 92 of Somerset, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home in Jackson, Michigan.
He was born on December 11, 1925, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to Andrew and Veronica (Pozar) Varga, Sr. He married Elizabeth Ann Bechtol on September 9, 1950, at Napoleon Methodist Church in Napoleon, Michigan, and they celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary last year. Elizabeth preceded him in death on December 1, 2016. John lived in Windsor as a young child before moving to Somerset and living on the family farm on Somerset Road for 86 years. John served in the Michigan National Guard during WWII. John along with his wife, Elizabeth owned and operated Varga Excavating of Cement City. He was a member of the Addison School Board from 1966-1970. He was a life member and Past Master of the Cement City Chapter #435 F&AM. John was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Jackson Shrine. He was a life time member of the Somerset Congregational Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. John enjoyed gardening and he loved the out-of-doors. Up until two months ago, he continued to manage his farm.
Surviving is one daughter, Sue Varga-Ward and Tom of Anderson, South Carolina, one son, John (Suzanne) Varga, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona, two grandchildren, Collette and Colin Varga, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers and one sister.
Cremation has taken place. At John's request, there will be no services.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, Michigan.
Memorial contributions can be made to www.shrinershospitals.org/donate
Send condolences to the family at: www.brownvanhemert.com
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Dec. 23, 2017
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