Kenneth Beaupre, 32
Kenneth Kyle Beaupre, 32, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, February 21.
He was born on August 7, 1986 in Minneapolis, the son of Kenneth Beaupre and LeAnn (Dahl) Waldvogel.
Kenneth was preceded in death by: his father, Kenneth Beaupre; grandfather, Leo Dahl; his uncle, Dennis Dahl; and cousin, Carla Dahl.
He is survived by: his son, Micah Beaupre; his mother, LeAnn Waldvogel; his brother, Michael Dahl; half-sister, Teresa; half-brother, Jamie; half-brother, Beau; Special partner in life, Trisha Barrett; godparents, Toni Denardo, Heather Holmberg, Paul Ranallo, and Larry “Pops” Waldvogel; and aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services for Kenneth Beaupre will be held on Thursday, February 28, at 5 p.m., at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor Cathy Jones will officiate. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service on Thursday, February 28, at the church.
Honorary Casket Bearer will be Michael Dahl.
Casket Bearers will be: Tony Beaupre, Allen Beaupre, Jamie LaBlanche, Dan Holmberg, Carter Trampe and Hamia Boos.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.
Gloria Varner, 86
Gloria R. Varner passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 22, in Princeton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish, North Campus in Princeton, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 28. Rev. Kevin Anderson will officiate. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton, and will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. A private burial will be at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Buffalo.
Gloria Rose (Steffens) Varner was born on November 27, 1932, in St. Michael. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1952. Gloria was united in marriage to Clifford John Varner on November 26, 1953. They made their home in Buffalo and retired to Florida in 1999.
Gloria was a feisty little German lady and was known for her baking, particularly peanut butter cookies, strawberry rhubarb pie, and war cake.
She always planted a huge garden with flowers and vegetables which she would can to be sure nothing was ever wasted. Gloria was a very faithful Catholic and involved at her church in addition to the Meals On Wheels program.
She was active in the Daughters of Isabella and the VFW Auxiliary. She was an avid bowler until she was 84. Gloria was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, and friend to many.
Gloria is survived by, and will be deeply missed by: her children, Cal (Deb) Varner of Big Lake; Carl (Tracye) Varner of Norfolk, VA; Connie (Brian Hensley) Varner of Princeton; and Colleen Varner of Princeton; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cliff, in 2006; in-laws, Jack, Jacob, and Esther; and seven siblings.