Varney, Steven P.

Posted: Tue 2:16 PM, Nov 06, 2012
Funeral Home: Brainard
Steven P. Varney, age 60 of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at his home.

He was born on January 7, 1952 in Marshfield, son of the late Myron and Arlene (Fischer) Varney. Steve was a 1970 graduate of Marshfield Columbus High School. After attending UW Whitewater for a year, he moved to California where he earned his journeyman carpenter status. After returning to Marshfield, he started a business building custom homes. He moved to Wausau after meeting Donna Kafka at a softball game, and on November 8, 1980 they were married. He then shifted his focus to making custom cabinets, as well as starting a new role as a loving husband and father, successfully raising three children.

Steve’s love of sports began as a high school athlete that led to 16 years of coaching and playing fast-pitch softball, leading his teams to many championships. He was a Cub Scout leader, and coached youth baseball for over ten years. He also enjoyed card games and will be remembered for his great storytelling.

Survivors include his wife Donna, Wausau; children, Eric, Ashley, and Jaryd, all of Wausau; and his brothers, Jerry Varney, Scottsdale, AZ, and Mike (Georgia) Varney of Milwaukee.

Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau, ending with a time to share memories at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

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