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Melvin Clarence Varner

September 15, 1948 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Melvin Varner Obituary

Melvin Clarence Varner was born on September 15, 1948 to Clarence August Varner & Verna Amelia (Schoening) Varner at Council Bluffs, Iowa & passed away on January 30, 2024 at Lincoln NE.  He attended grade & junior high school in Council Bluffs, & attended high school at Concordia in Seward NE.   He served in the U. S. Army 1968-1969, with duty in Viet Nam.  He was very proud of his military service, attaining the rank of Sargeant E5, with two Purple Hearts & the Bronze Star Medal.   On February 16, 1982, Mel was united in marriage to Marilyn Buller.  Mel was a plumber in Council Bluffs, Building Inspector, then City Administrator for the City of Seward NE & Director of Operations for Concordia University in Seward for 26.5 years, retiring in May, 2009.  He enjoyed fishing & hunting & did as much of that as possible.   Survivors include:  Wife, Marilyn; Son, Melvin Thomas "Toby” (Karin)Varner, Lincoln NE (Grandchildren:  Grant, Emily & Claire Varner); Daughter,  Macy Cathryn Albertson, Bakersfield CA:  Sisters:  Frances “Jo Ann” Gohlinghorst, Council Bluffs IA; Corrine Varner, Omaha NE.  Brothers-in-law:  Raymond (Marcie) Buller ; Clinton (Lorraine) Buller, both of Utica NE.   Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Verna Varner.

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