Dearl Lance

January 18, 1939August 22, 2020

Dearl Lance, age 81, went to be with his Lord Saturday, August 22, 2020. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Ruthmary Lance; children Darren (Lisa) Lance and Steven Lance; granddaughter, Stephanie; great-granddaughter, Frances; mother, Dorothy; brothers Tom (Karen) Lance and Gary (Rene) Lance; and many nieces and nephews.

After a long and successful career at GM, Dearl taught computer aided design at Western University until beginning a second career at Steelcase. Dearl and Ruth moved to Texas after his second retirement and continued their sailing hobby. After 18 years, Dearl and Ruth returned to Michigan to be near family, spending their summers in Michigan while still spending winters in Texas where Dearl golfed and volunteered as a tour guide on the U.S.S. Lexington.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 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 at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Winchester Cemetery.

Pastor David Rockoff will be officiating.   

In honor of Dearl, 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


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 29, 2020


Dearl Lance

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Lynnette VanDuine Gallegos

August 27, 2020

Dear Ruth, Dearl was such a great example of what a Christian man should be. I hope that all of your wonderful memories will make this great loss much easier for you. God bless...

Julie Kaboos

August 25, 2020

Dearl always read the Christmas story out of the Bible when we were little and we went to there house for Christmas 

Patricia Wells and Family

August 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.  May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Linda Fricke

August 23, 2020

 I will always have good memories of you, you were a awesome boss..

Jennifer Genther Schuette

August 23, 2020

Mr Lance was such a kind hearted christian man.  Always a kind smile on his face when I was growing up, their families fun christian book store they had, strong pillar in our church, the kindness and help he showed my mother in law.  The list could go on and on.........God Bless you, until we meet again in paradise!!Jennifer Genther Schuette


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