Stanley Varel


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  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:00-6:00 p.m.
    Monday, March 7, 2016 8:00-9:30 a.m.

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown
  • Service Date
    Monday, March 7, 2016
  • Service Time
    10:00 a.m.
  • Service Location
    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso
  • Full Obituary

    Stanley Varel, age 67 of Bartelso, born February 6, 1949 in Breese, IL, a son of the late Frank and Loretta, nee Rensing, Varel, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville.

    Mr. Varel retired as a surveyor for Thouvenot, Wade, and Moerchen. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and Men's Sodality, the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, Bartelso Knights of Columbus, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly, and a former member of the Mater Dei Fathers and Friends. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing euchre and pinochle, picking up pecans and hickory nuts, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

    Surviving is his wife Mary Ann, nee Bruns, Varel of Bartelso, whom he married April 17, 1971 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown; his children, Michelle (Todd) Bohnenstiehl of Marine, Angie (Mark) Robke of Trenton, Christy (Geoff) Sheldon of Albers, and Alan (Jill) Varel of Bartelso; grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Bohnenstiehl, Owen Robke, Gabrielle Honeycut, Brianna and Jacob Sheldon, Tinley and Tatum Varel; siblings, Ron (Mary Jo) Varel of Trenton, Greg (Jeanne) Varel of Bartelso, Geralyn (Keith) Doelling of Venedy, and Mark (Debra) Varel of Beckemeyer; a brother-in-law, Marvin Wesselmann of Carlyel; a sister-in-law, Betty Bruns of Breese; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Wesselmann; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin and Leona, nee Tebbe, Bruns; and a brother-in-law, Paul Bruns.

    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.

    Visitation will be Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and again on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

    The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly will hold the Chalice Service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

    Memorials may be made to Mater Dei High School, the American Heart Association, or to the American Diabetes Association and will be received at the funeral home.

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