In Memory of

Minnie Margaret Vance

March 2, 1916 - October 18, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Minnie Margaret Vance

Minnie Margaret Vance

Born: March 2, 1916
Died: October 18, 2019
Age: 103

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Minnie Margaret Vance was born March 2, 1916 in Bronaugh. Mo to Asa and Pearl Smith Hair. She received her early education in Dickenson and Clay County Iowa rural schools,and attended high school at Okoboji Consolidated School. On August 17,1932 she married Charley Vance in Spirit Lake, IA

They farmed the first 12 years of life together in Iowa and Minnesota, moving to Spencer in 1944. Minnie worked at Carrols Bakery, Montgomery Ward and Aalf’s Manufacturing until 1976, when she opened and operated Minnie’s Kitchen until she retired in 1981. Minnie & Charley moved to Bullhead City ,Arizona shortly after her retirement. She then returned to Spencer  in 1991,approximately 2 years after Charlie’s passing.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charley, one son, Gordon, granddaughter Marie Vance Devgan, great granddaughter Halie Hochart, daughter-in-law Linda Vance, and 6 brothers.

She is survived by her daughter Betty Weikum, Spencer, two sons, John Vance of Des Moines, IA, Donn (Linda) Vance of Monterey, TN, daughter in law Dorothy Ullrich of Seattle, WA, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild, and numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

SERVICES
Memorial services will take place 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, November 5, at First Congregational Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Tom VanTassell
VISITATION
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at First Congregational Church in Spencer.
MUSIC
"In The Garden"
"Amazing Grace"
INTERMENT
Milford Cemetery
Milford, Iowa

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:09 AM
“My family (Burle & Doris Vance + "kids" Rita, Paul, Ruth Ann & Linda) and Charley & Minnie and their brood were all close during my childhood. Such wonderful memories of Sunday dinners & afternoons spent with them. Charley & Minnie opened their home to me when I left the nest for my first job at Winslow's at 18. They were like an extension of the love & security I felt with my parents. I will always cherish memories of Minnie's laugh & how her eyes crinkled when she smiled. Thank you, Minnie, for making the world a better place. You were dearly loved.”
- Linda Vance
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:09 AM
“I will miss Minnie. She has been a part of my life from the beginning. I have many happy memories and miss her newsy letters. Much love to all of you in the family.”
- Ruth Ann Vance
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 8:52 PM
“Betty, So very sorry to hear of Minnie's passing it was just a few days ago we spoke after mom's passed away. You both have always been a good friend and neighbor. You took those gals places to have fun and make them both so happy. God bless. ”
- Cindy Feldman
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:12 PM
“Betty was sorry to hear of your..mother's death. I so admired her stamina . Getting her self down to the dining room three times a day without help of an aid at her age. We weren't all that lucky and many years younger. May she rest in peace.”
- Lucy Steffen
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