December 19, 2021
Gary M. Varnes, age 60, of Raymond, died peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Despite a diagnosis with cancer since February 2021, he continued to fight out of love for his family and friends. A career truck driver for 38 years, he was an associate of MLS and drove for a variety of transport companies, including fuel, automotive parts, composting and recycling. He was a 1979 graduate of Whitmer High School in Toledo. Gary enjoyed woodworking and was a member of Marysville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3506 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1651. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality and approachable nature. He was born May 2, 1961 in Toledo to the late Marvin and Elizabeth “Betty” Varnes. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kelly McQuestion Varnes, whom he married June 18, 1985 in Toledo; his daughter, Melissa (Kirk) Alt of Sunbury; his granddaughters, Miranda and Katelyn; his brothers, Mark (Rachelle) Varnes and Marvin Varnes, both of Toledo; his sisters-in-law, Becky (Jim) Czerniak, Debbie Jones and Jenna (Jim) Bright; and many nieces and nephews. The family will plan a Celebration of Life memorial service around Gary’s birthday in May. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to Union County Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.