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Darrel Allen Varland
Darrel Allen Varland, 73, of Albert Lea, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, July 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Community on Fountain Lake. A Funeral Service will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Faith Baptist Church of Albert Lea, with Rev. Riley Brown presiding. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Lakewood Cemetery.
Darrel was born on October 12, 1946 to Clarence and Katherine Varland. Darrel attended and graduated from Albert Lea public schools. Darrel and Grace Bauer were united in marriage on August 7, 1976. For many years, Darrel worked as a school bus driver for the Albert Lea School System before retiring in 2019.
Darrel had many hobbies and interests. He loved riding his Harley Davidson on beautiful summer days. But most of all, he cherished spending time with Grace and their dogs.
Darrel is survived by many loving relatives and friends and he is preceded in death by his wife, Grace; sister; and parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Humane Society of Freeborn County and Faith Baptist Church of Albert Lea.
Darrel was a joy to be around, we always loved visiting with him at Austin Ford Chrysler. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, and wish the family well. He will be dearly missed!
Randi Abbe Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Darrel has been an exceptional man, friend and bus driver to many and will be greatly missed! He would come in early every morning before his route in his overalls and cap to chat with us while we had coffee. I dont recall him ever drinking any but he had a story or two to tell. He was dertermined we would see him to drive bus again one day. Darrel keep those wheels turning up in heaven for everyone and you are forever in our hearts at Albert Lea Bus Co!
Darlene Jul 28 2020 12:00 AM