Albion - Albert M Vance, 76, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023, following a brief illness. He was born on September 21, 1946, in Ft Wayne, to Glenn and Marie (Libersa) Vance. Al was a US Navy veteran and worked for CNA Tool & Die in Churubusco, retiring after 35 years of service. On December 31,1966, he married Dixie Bortner. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dixie Vance of Albion; daughter, Veronica (Eric) Johnson of Albion; son, Marc (Masie) Vance of Kendallville; grandchildren, Benjamin Johnson of Albion, Bob (Morgan) Johnson of Albion, Kayla (Zach Boyle) Vance of Ft. Wayne, and Matthew Vance. Also surviving are three great grandchildren, Cole Johnson, Elara Boyle, and Phoebe Boyle; and sister, Michele Hicks of Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Colette Vance, Colleen Vance, Phillip Vance, and Gisele Vance.
Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion. Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Tuesday. Burial will be at Sweet Cemetery, rural Albion.
Contributions in Al's memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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