Frances June (Baasie) Varani, age 75 of Faribault, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home Friday, March 26, 2010 following a lengthy illness.
A private memorial service will be held in April 2010.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
June was born June 6, 1934, in Ontonagon, Michigan, where she spoke only Finnish till moving to Kinney, MN at age five and graduated from nearby Buhl High School. June married Francis (Seco) Varani on November 16, 1957 in Eveleth, MN. After starting their family there, they moved to Canoga Park, CA in 1963 before moving to Faribault in 1973. June worked as a cook at the Faribault Public Schools until she retired in 1994.
June is survived by her husband, Seco Varani; her son, Roy Varani; her daughter, Sandy (and Steve) Mittelstaedt of Northfield; and two grandchildren, Katie and Jake.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Byron and LeRoy and her twin sister, Jane.
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I will always have wonderful memories of you, Aunt June! You are the best! Love and miss you greatly
Seco, sorry for your loss. We will always remember June! She was such a sweetheart who always had a big hug for us. I think I still have a little angel pin she gave me a long time ago. We will definately miss seeing her at the tournaments. We love you Seco!
I remember June and Jane in my life since I was a child, as far back as I can remember, as well as the rest of her family, even g-ma Anne and g-pa Bosco. So saddened by her death. They were more like family then friends. I will miss her giggles and smiles and card playing antics! Now she can meet up with Jane once more, and the twins will be together again at last. I will miss her as much as the rest of my family will, especially my mother who was like a sister to them though all of their lives. May they all welcome her to heaven, have a reunion together, and rest in peace. Good bye June... Say hi to pappy Bob for me! You take care Seco! With love and hugzzzzz and fond memories, Terry
Seco and Family - I was sorry to hear about June. I had been thinking about her this past month and waiting for nice weather to drive down to Faribault to visit her. I am sure you all have a great void in your life but remember that she had a good life with all of you. Sincerely, Bev London (Morse) Minneapolis, MN
Uncle Seco, Roy, and Sandy: We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt June. Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you. May the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. I will always remember Auntie June telling me that us "Finnish Women" had to stick together as her and I had married the "Varani Italian Men". We always laughed about this. May you always remember the good times you shared, and know that a part of her will be with you forever. May God Bless You and Keep You by his side. Take Care..........
Roy, Seco, Sandy, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, and Seco, your wife. Roy, havent spoken to you in years; please send me an email, or write or call. It would be great to get together with you sometime, seriouosly. David Fiebiger 4301 Queen Ave. N. Mpls. 55412 612 587 9690.
To Seco and the Varani family; Please accept our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. Dennis and Donna Cleland
Seco and Family, We are sorry about your loss. June was a very nice lady and wonderful grandmother/mother. She will be missed. Dan and Lisa Mittelstaedt
Dear Seco & Family, We are so sorry to hear of the death of June. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Seco, and your family.