Alvin L. Varner
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
 
Age: 96
Date of Birth: Friday, July 14, 1922
Birth place: Rankin, Illinois
Branch: Army
Service: World War II
Father: William Varner  
Mother: Ethel Varner  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Monticello, Indiana, area since since 1984.
Funeral Date: Sunday, December 02, 2018
Funeral Location: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will begin at 2:00 p.m, Sunday, December 2, 2018, followed by a Celebration of Life Service will be here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Pastor Ken Smith
Burial will take place: In the Hughes Cemetery of rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Alvin had resided in Monticello, Indiana, community since 1984. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Alvin was the sixth of thirteen children. He grew up on a farm. In November of 1942, he enlisted the United States Army. Alvin was stationed at Camp Roberts, California. From there he went on to Kansas and then on to the Alaska Highway. There was 1500 miles of highway and his company was the first to drive the Alaska Highway. Alvin dispatched gasoline to the P38 jets that were going to Russia. During the last years of his service duty he was a MP on the military trains. In April of 1945 he had a layover in St. Louis. It was during that layover that he met Mary Louise Petersen. They were married in August 3, 1945. They raised there family in Blue Island and Harvey, Illinois, and then in Griffith, Indiana. They retired to Monticello and spent the winter in Riverview, Florida, and eventually The Villages, Florida. Alvin was a truck driver for D & L Transport for his career.
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will begin at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Memorial Information: In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given to St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Envelopes will be avaialble at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On August 3, 1945, in St. Louis, Missouri, he married Mary Lou Petersen; she passed away on Thursday, February, 23, 2012.
Survivors include:
Daughters,
Marge (Varner) Caputo of The Villages, Florida, and
Kim (husband Hendrix) (Varner) Bodden of Chicago, Illinois;

Son,
Mike (wife Linda) Varner of Monticello, Indiana;

Eleven (11) Grandchildren,
April,
Sondra,
Dean,
Bob,
Nickie,
Carie,
Kevin,
Lou,
Emily,
Mac, and
John;

Sixteen (16) Great Grandchildren,
Colin, Leah and Lexi,
Shawn, Lisa, Cassie and J.C.,
Austin,
Conrad, Catie, and Casey,
Josie and Will,
Dakota,
Sophie and Cooper.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
William & Ethel Varner;

Wife,
Mary Lou (Petersen) Varner,

Son,
Ron Varner;

Son-In-Law,
Jerry Caputo.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.