Eleanor Seels Varda

November 24, 1928 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 93)


Eleanor Seels Varda, age 93, of Three Oaks died peacefully Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Her life began November 24, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Aubrey and Gretchen Seels.

Eleanor loved animals; especially cats.  She collected owls. She enjoyed reading and learning, having taken a number of courses over the years.  She was a big proponent of education. 

Eleanor will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by two daughters, Karen Varda of Evansville, Indiana, Katherine “Kathy” Varda of Three Oaks; one son, Andrew (Noorizan) Varda of Sycamore, Illinois; two grandsons, Benjamin Varda of Sycamore, Illinois, Aidan Varda of Dekalb, Illinois; one niece, Carol Manthey of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two nephews, John Manthey of Downers Grove, Illinois, Charles Manthey of Richardson, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Katherine “Kit” Manthey.

The family will observe a private remembrance.   

Eleanor will be laid to rest with her parents in Riverside Cemetery.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Eleanor be made to the Prairie Club, 13430 Prairie Road, Harbert, Michigan 49115 or to Valparaiso University, 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 or to the Three Oaks Township Library, 3 North Elm Street, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.

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