Irene Varvel, 92, Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Born 1920 to Julia and Stanley Fockler, Irene grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. While attending Iowa State Teachers College, she met the love of her life, Vic Varvel. After graduation she taught English and speech in Marion, Iowa, while Vic trained to be a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot. After the war, they moved to Marshalltown where they lived for 17 years. Vic worked for Lennox Industries for 38 years, primarily as a Territory Sales manager.