MINERAL – Darl Vance, 85, of Mineral, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at East Moline Nursing and Rehab. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling for 35 years.
Darl was born July 19, 1927, in Princeton, the son of Leroy and Blanche (Skaggs) Vance. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Janetta Hemminger on Oct. 2, 1948, in Sterling.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Connie DeWaele of Rock Falls; four sons, Daryllee (Che) Vance of Killeen, Texas, David (Emilynn) Vance of Nachusa, Doug (Tracey) Vance of Thomas and Dana (Paula) Vance of Princeton; one brother, Noah (Pat) Vance of Hodgensville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sherry Webb; and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Graveside service with military honors will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating.
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