Melvin “PeeWee” Varnell, 65, of Kenosha passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Froedtert South-Kenosha surrounded by his beloved children.
Melvin was born on October 25, 1956 in Waukegan, IL, the son of the late Aron & Neomia (Parker) Varnell. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha, attending Tremper H.S. Melvin was employed at Great Lakes Naval Base and at various restaurants as a cook throughout the years. He received a certificate in culinary arts. He has won BBQ competitions as well as many dancing contests. His hobbies included listening to old school R&B as well as funk music, dancing, BBQing, cooking, cheering for the Chicago Bears, but most of all spending time with his family & friends.
Survivors include his two children, Jowauna (Donald) Owens of Kenosha, Melvin (July) Foster of Racine; four brothers Clark, Lawrence, twin brother Marvin, David; six sisters, Patricia, Carolyn, Norma, Linda, Damita, Olivia; 9 grandchildren, Zariah & Zylah Owens, and Kellyn, Makai, Milan, Jade, Myka, Hadley, and Harlow Foster; special friend Jennifer. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, and oldest son, Melvin Noel.
A visitation will be held on Friday December 31, 2021 at Kenosha Funeral Services from 12:00 PM-1:00PM, with funeral services to follow at 1:00PM. A repass is scheduled immediately following the home going services at the Kenosha Union Club.