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Connie S. Varga

September 24, 1957 ~ September 2, 2022 (age 64)


Connie S. Varga, 64, passed away at 11:35 am Friday, September 2, 2022, in her home. She was born September 24,1957 in South Bend, IN to Ray and Joan (Milliken) DeBaets. On August 25, 1984, in South Bend, IN she married her best friend, Randy Varga.

Along with her loving husband Randy, she is survived by her children, Ryan (Maggie) Varga of South Bend and Maranda (Brent) VanBruaene of Elkhart; her grandchildren, Leah Highland, Jake VanBruaene, Jenna VanBruaene, Vivien Varga, Ray Varga, and Reese Varga; her mother, Joan DeBaets of South Bend; and her siblings, Tom (Annie) DeBaets of South Bend and Debbie (Jeff) Remble of South Bend. Connie was preceded in death by her father, Ray DeBaets and her son, Shayne Varga.

Connie graduated from LaSalle High School in 1975, and at 18 years of age began her employment at Teachers Credit Union (TCU).  She was employed at TCU for 47 years as the longest tenured employee and served as the Executive Director Corporate Communication.  Connie lived with selfless and unconditional love for others, especially her family, and nothing brought her more joy than spending time with them.  Friday nights in the summer were reserved for her and her husband to enjoy their beautiful backyard and winter Friday nights you’d find her courtside cheering on the Washington Panthers. 

Connie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2021.  Although she lost her battle to cancer, she’ll forever be remembered for her strength, grace, and beauty.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr. South Bend, IN 46628 on Friday September 9th, 2022, from 2-6pm with a short memorial service to follow. A celebration of life will be held at Bar Louie, 7320 Aspect Dr. Granger, IN 46530 7pm.

Contributions in memory of Connie may be made to ProMedica Hospice http://www.promedicaseniorcare.org/giving



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