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Istvan “Steve” Varga

1938 - 2015

Steve passed comfortably at home with his wife, Janice,
his daughter, Christina and Hospice Care at his side.

He was born in Hungary and came to the United States in 1956, He then
met and married the love of his life Janice C. Drumheller in May 1964.
He was a family man and the best dad and grandpa ever.

He is survived by:
his wife Janice of 50+ years,
his 3 children; Christina Libner of Floral City, FL,
Steve J, (Barri) Varga of Greenfield, IN and
Valarie Peltz of Rogers City, MI.

Steve has 7 grandchildren; Nicholas and Eric Koss, Travis and Braydon
Varga, Cody Elowsky, Benjamin and Kaitlyn Peltz;
1 great granddaughter born to Cody, Leah M. Elowsky.

Still in Hungary his surviving family include his sister, Aranka Feteke,
his 2 nephews Pista and Sanyi (Lilla) Feteke, 2 great nieces Zsofi
(Zsolti) Csehi, and Livi (Bala’zs), great nephew Pista Feteke Jr, and
a great, great nephew born to Zsofi, Adam.

“Steve” was a Jack of all trades and a master of them all as well
(SO HE THOUGHT), a building contractor in Michigan for many years
also doing plumbing, heating and electrical work, While in Alpena, MI
he also taught Junior and Silver glove boxing and truly enjoyed working
and training with the boys, In 1998 Steve and Janice retired to Hernando,
Florida but still spent many summers traveling back to Michigan and
Indiana to visit family and friends, In his Hernando, FL neighborhood he
was known as the “Mayor” who everyone turned to for “how to” advice
and assistance with various projects. He really enjoyed the visiting, the
music and the house “block” parties that would follow after a good, fun
day of work. He believed in the neighborhood helping cach other out.
He was loved by all, he will truly be missed.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Monday, July 6th from
4:00 p.m. through time of his memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with
Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating.

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Istvan “Steve” Varga – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI