DOROTHY M. LANCE, age 77, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday
September 25, 2009 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
She was born September 21, 1932 in LaGrange, Indiana a daughter to the
late Carl and Margaret (Adair) Marks.
Dorothy had resided in Sturgis since 1950 coming from LaGrange, Indiana
where she graduated from LaGrange High School with the class of 1950.
On October 7, 1950 she married Donald I. Lance in LaGrange, Indiana. He
died August 18, 1993.
She had been employed by the Transogram Company, Midwest Tool and
Cutlery and the Sturgis Journal all in Sturgis. She also had worked for
Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana and had done office and carpet
cleaning and she was a homemaker. Dorothy enjoyed reading and crocheting.
She is survived by Two daughters; Karen (Edward) Elmore of Sturgis and
Diana Tobias of Sturgis, One Son; David (Rebecca) Lance of Nottawa, Ten
Grandchildren, Six Great Grandchildren, Three Sisters; Ruth (Raymond)
Bolander of Arizona, Doris (John) King of Burr Oak and Marjorie Toth of
Toledo, Ohio, Two Brothers; Carl (Gloria) Marks of Sturgis and Albert
Franklin Marks of Angola, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son; Donald Lee Lance, one
daughter; Linda Northrup and one grandson; Chad Michael Lunger.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. No services are
planned at this time. Private burial of the ashes will take place at
Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, Indiana.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St.,
Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is handling the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box
126, Sturgis, MI 49091 or the Keystone Place, 505 E. Market St.,
Centreville, MI 49032. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.