Sunday, May 26, 2013

Marvin Joseph Ance

Marvin Joseph Ance
Died June 19, 1999
LAKE LEELANAU - Marvin Joseph Ance, 60, of Lake Leelanau died Saturday at his home.
Born April 26, 1939, in Leland Township, he was the son of Francis and LaVader (Ward) Ance. On June 28, 1959, in Almont, he married Valeria E. Friedenstab, who survives.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked at the Traverse City State Hospital, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He loved to hunt and fish. Marvin always greeted everyone with a hearty hello and a strong handshake.

He is survived by his wife; six children, Ginger (Bryan) Hardy of Bellaire, Kay Frances Ance of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Penny (Mark) Tunnicliff, Ellen (Jeff) Peek, Barbara Ance and Christine Ance - all of Traverse City; brother, Richard (Barbara) Ance of Louisiana; and sisters, Eleanor Brownell, Debbi McCalop and Diana Ance - all of Florida; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rachel Campbell.

Funeral services were held Monday evening at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society.