Daniel E. Varner

Daniel E. Varner, 67, of McAlisterville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born on Dec. 25, 1953 in Lewistown, Mifflin County, he is a son of Vern E. Varner of Mifflintown and the late Shirley Ann (Cleck) Varner.

On May 25, 1975, he married his late wife, Darlene K. (Swartz) Varner, with whom he was blessed to share over 46 years of marriage. Darlene would go on to pass away nine days after her husband on Nov. 21, 2021.

Surviving him are his daughters: Tonya D. Everhart and her husband Chad L. of Millersburg and Angela N. Bryner and her husband Gerald Scott of McAlisterville; three grandchildren, Langstyn T. Everhart, Channing X.L. Everhart, and Greisyn S. Bryner; four siblings, Debra Musser and her husband Jeff of Hubbard, Ohio, Donald Varner of Port Royal, Douglas Varner of Mifflin, and Diane Church of Thompsontown; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Hudsyn Lei Edward Bryner; one brother-in-law, Michael Church; and his beloved Tucker dog.

Daniel was a 1971 graduate of Juniata High School in Mifflintown and was a 1975 graduate of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

His memberships included the Mexico Gun Club and was a member of, and in earlier life attended, the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Mifflintown.

In earlier life, Mr. Varner was employed at Pannebaker Cabinets in McAlisterville and then went to work at Tedd Wood Inc., where he currently was employed with over 20 years of service as a draftsman.

His hobbies included hunting, yard sale-ing, picking huckleberries and raspberries, and was an avid Steelers fan; however, he cherished the time spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He will be remembered for his ability to strike up a conversation with anyone and for his love and devotion to his grandchildren.

All services will be private with Jodi L. Strawser officiating. Interment will be private at Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Varner’s memory can be made to the Varner Grandchildren Memorial Account, which can be done by visiting any Pennian Bank location.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

Online condolences and tributes can be shared with the family at www.brown- funeralhomesinc.com.