PATRICIA ANN VANCE

Patricia Ann Vance, 80, of Fort Dodge passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Humboldt Care Center North. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with burial following at North Lawn Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Patricia Ann Steburg was born in Fort Dodge, IA on June 6, 1933 and grew up in the Fort Dodge area. She married Byerl Vance Sr. on March 7, 1953 and the couple made their home in Fort Dodge. She was a devoted wife and mother, spending most of her time raising their nine children and maintaining a spotless household. Over the years she also worked part-time for the Fort Dodge school system. Pat enjoyed spending time with her family, baking cookies, and tending to her flower garden. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Patricia is survived by her children Ronald (Paula) Vance, Byerl Vance Jr., Dennis (Chris) Vance, Cindy Vance, Mary (Virgil) Hacker, Tim Vance, Lisa (Bruce) Bergerud, Lynn Vance (Pam); 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and her sister Loretta Fox. She was preceded in death by her husband Byerl in September 2012, her daughter Debra Rank, great-granddaughter Katelin Merrill and her siblings John, Jess, Bill, Ed, Roy and Bob Steburg.

Special thanks to the staff at Humboldt Care Center North for their patient, caring and kind hearts during Patricia’s stay with them. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.