Daniel Harold Vance

Born: Sat., May 14, 1949
Died: Wed., Jul. 15, 2020

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 12, 2020
Location: The Lake Funeral Home

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Danny Vance passed away on July 15, 2020 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center at the age of 71.

He was born in Polson, MT to Harold & Vivian Vance and grew up in the peaceful Ronan countryside.

After graduating high school, he attended a semester of college at MSU, Bozeman, before being inducted into the Army in 1968 and fulfilling his service in Germany.

After his service, he tried his hand at several jobs, the main one being a carpenter. He loved that line of work, his specialty being building beautiful & sturdy cabinets, some of which are still in service at the St. Luke Nursing Home where he was a resident for the last nine months.  Briefly, he had a small exotic fish/aquarium shop, worked at the USPS and St. Luke Community Health Care, all in Ronan, and had a tree/shrub nursery at St. Ignatius. His last years were spent in Hot Springs, MT, before moving to the nursing home in Ronan.

He enjoyed building little model houses, leather tooling, wood burning & repainting old vehicles in his spare time.

He is survived by his Mom, Vivian Vance, also a resident at the St. Luke Nursing Home where they got to enjoy each other’s company every day; two daughters, Cara Vance of Rexford, MT & Heidi Wasia of Salt Lake City, UT;  one son, Jesse Vance of Eagle River, AK; two sisters, Barb (Bill) Foust of Ronan & Darlene (Don) Wells of Hope, ID; three grandchildren, two aunts and numerous cousins, nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Dad, Harold Vance, seven uncles & five aunts.

A memorial service will be held at The Lake Funeral Home, 101 6th Ave E, Polson MT 59860 on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1:00pm. The service will also be available to view at the link below.


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Erich spidel
   Posted Sun July 19, 2020
Sorry for the loss of dan. What a great guy he was. Sure will miss him.

Sharon Mathern Van Buskirk
   Posted Mon July 20, 2020
Sorry to hear of Danny's passing. Prayers for his family members May he RIP

Dennis D Vance
   Posted Thu July 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of Danny passing. We were cousins. Had not heard anything about Danny for many years, but I always admired him as a person and he could really play a guitar.

   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
I was shocked to hear this. You were a great buddy Dan. Rest in peace brother.

Judy Clark
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Precious memories of Danny. May he rest in peace. Much love to the Vance families.

Larry Stephens
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Although I haven't seen Danny for many years, I have a lot of good memories from the long ago when we both were growing up in the Ronan area. I'm thinking of you, Vivian, Barb and Darlene, with sympathy and care.

Sandra L. Furlini
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Dearest Darlene and Family, I didn't know Danny personally but I feel like I knew his new heart via the change God was able to do in his life this last while. It is a wonderful comfort to know he is safe and at rest in the presence of the one he will adore for all eternity. It has been a long race for Danny but he has won the prize. with much love and sympathy, Sandra F.

Marcella Nelson
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss but so comforting that he chose the truth. Such a beautiful service today.
Love. Marcella

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