John B. Vance, 91 of Dowagiac, Michigan passed away on Sunday November 26, 2017 at 11:35 p.m. at Lakeland Regional Health Systems, St Joseph, Michigan. He was born on September 2, 1926 to William Harvey and Lola IeaLea (Shores) Vance in Des Arc, Arkansas.
He was a US Navy Veteran serving more than 20 years and receiving the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E7). After his military career he worked for St Joseph hospital and The Strand both of Michigan.
He has lived in Michigan for 50 years. He married Mildred Minnix and she has preceded him in death.
John loved to hunt and was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his daughter in law, Linda Minnix of Niles Michigan; two granddaughters, Valerie Minnix of Wichita, Kansas and Daniel Minnix Jr. of Niles, Michigan; three great grand grandchildren, Brain Pompa, Serra Minnix and Ethan Pompa; also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be on Friday December 1, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. then a Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana. Reverend Ken Chupp will be officiating. Interment will be in Tippecanoe Cemetery, Tippecanoe, Indiana.
The family is requesting that the memorial contributions be made to the Miller’s Vets Homeless Shelter,
747 S. Michigan St., South Bend, Indiana 46601.
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