Hamilton County


Lewis Harold Vance




Lewis Harold Vance was born Sept. 28, 1913 to Lewis and Grace Pearl Alcorn Vance. He died Jun 25, 1969 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Vance served with the Headquarters Detachment, Eastern Base Section, NATOUSA; Continental Advance Section, ETO; and Seine Section, TSFET.

Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - June 26, 1969

L. Harold Vance, 55, a former Webster City resident, died Wednesday at the Iowa Methodist hospital in Des Moines following a month-long illness.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. Homer A. Doak officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.

Lewis Harold Vance, son of Lewis and Pearl Vance, was born Sept. 28, 1913 at Webster City. He was graduated from Webster City high school in 1931 and attended Webster City Junior college. In 1936, he started his banking career at the Williams Savings bank at Williams, Iowa.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army with 32 months of the service being overseas, having participated in the North African, Italian, Southern France and Germany campaigns.

He was united in marriage Feb. 2, 1946 to Jean H. Jacobs, and following their marriage, Mr. Vance was employed as a senior examiner for the Iowa State Department of Banking, a position he held for 30 years. The couple resided in Webster City until 1958, moving then to Algona where Mr. Vance was executive vice president of the Security State bank for 22 months.

In 1960, the family moved to Ankeny where he again served as a senior examiner for the Iowa Department of Banking. In 1966, he became associated with the Iowa State Bank of Des Moines as a loan officer and in January, 1968, he was promoted to vice president.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William (Bonnie) Monaghan of Ankeny; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Vance of Webster City; one brother, William F. Vance, Webster City; two nieces and two nephews.

Mr. Vance was a member of the Webster City Church of Christ, a member of the East Des Moines club, the Masonic lodge, the Elks lodge No. 302, the American Legion, the Farm Bureau and the American Institute of Banking.

Source: ancestry.com