OBITUARY

Ruthmary Jean Lance

September 18, 1945August 2, 2021

Ruthmary Jean Lance, age 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, August 2, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Dearl Lance. She will be lovingly missed by her children Darren (Lisa) Lance and Steven (Chelsea) Lance; granddaughters Stephanie and Jaidyn; great-grandchildren Frances and Farres; brother, Kenneth Folkema; mother-in-law, Dorothy Lance; brothers-in-law Tom (Karen) Lance and Gary (Rene) Lance; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Ruth enjoyed many years running the Christian bookstore in Michigan. Ruth worked as a realtor. Ruth and Dearl moved to Texas after his second retirement and continued their sailing hobby. After 18 years, Ruth and Dearl returned to Michigan to be near family, spending their summers in Michigan while still spending winters in Texas. After retirement in Texas, she enjoyed volunteering at Project Hope and many other places. Most of all, Ruth’s faith was strong and she enjoyed her family.

A memorial service will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 4125 18th St., Dorr, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Winchester Cemetery. Pastor David Rockhoff will be officiating. In honor of Ruth, contributions may be made to Project Hope and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookdorr.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

Memories

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Shirley Sternadel

August 5, 2021

I am so sorry about Ruth .. I have known her for a long time. She and Dearl were a wonderful couples. Over 20 years of having fun playing cards and visiting with them was a wonderful time. They will be. missed
Shirley

Sheila Dunne Jaworowski

August 4, 2021

RuthMary , sorry to hear of your passing 🙏🏻 We were dear friends so many years ago at Kelloggsville high school and I have many great memories of our years together !

RIP Near friend , Love, Sheila 🙏🏻💖

Jennifer Genther Schuette

August 4, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
She was always a favorite Sunday School Teacher, as a child. Her Christian Bookstore in Cutlerville, was always a favorite place to visit as a youngster. She always paid so much attention to us when we went there.
Fast forward a few years and we were blessed at church, to have the Lance's to return to our church. Mrs Lance continued to help out in so many ways. A life long christian role model for sure!! She will be missed deeply!!
Jen and Mike

Dale & Marilyn VanSingel

August 4, 2021

Dear Steve and family,
It saddens us all with the passing of your Mother. We have lots of memories of family gatherings growing up.
Our love and prayers are with you.

Dale & Marilyn VanSingel
(Your Mom’s cousin)

Celeste Lawson-Lindsey

August 4, 2021

Hi, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. I know God will get you through- just hang in there. I’m sending love, condolences and praying for God’s strength, comfort and peace to be given to Steve, Chelsea and the rest of the Lance Family! Love, Celeste (of Indy)

Mary VanSingel

August 4, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Ruth and Dearl’s family. Mark and I met Ruth and Dearl in 2010 when we moved to Corpus Christi Texas. They took us under their wings and helped us adjust. Their kindness and friendship will be remembered forever. It was clear Ruth and Dearl had a deep love for each other and supported one another. They are once again together in their heavenly home. May that and God’s love bring you comfort at this difficult time. Blessings, Mark and Mary VanSingel

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY