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Larry Lee Lance

Larry L. Lance, 74, of Fremont, OH passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo after a short fight with cancer.  Larry was born on January 29, 1948 to Lee S. Lance and Helen (Krouse) Lance-Windau.  He attended Fremont Ross High School and Terra Community College.  Larry served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Good Conduct Medal and Marksman Badge (M-14 Riffle).   He then joined the Air National Guard 200 Red Horse Squadron in Port Clinton from 1973 to 1985.

Larry retired from Whirlpool as a set up welder in 2008 after thirty-eight years of service.  He was a member of the VFW.  Larry enjoyed trapping.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles for many years; first in the Gold Wing Road Rider Association.  He was an Assistant Chapter Director in Chapter S and started Chapter K-2 in Bellevue, OH.  He proudly rode his Harley as a member of ABATE.  When he quit riding, he loved wood working and spent many hours in his shop.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sandy (Smithers) Lance; children, Richard Lance of Sidney, Rebecca “Becky” Lance of Huron and Samuel Lance of Toledo; brothers, Scott (Paulette) Lance and Jerry “Moe” (Deb) Lance both of Fremont; sister, Teresa (Brion) Combs of Clyde; step children, Ernie (Kris) Anderson of Toledo, Jennifer Anderson of Maumee, James Anderson of Defiance and Crissy Smithers of Fremont; grandchildren, Tylor Crawford, Tre Bell, Zach Crawford, Jon Lance, Kim Lance, Kaitlin Lance, Emily Lance, Jacob Crawford; nine step grandchildren; great grandchildren, Dawsen Ickes, Isaabella Lance, Carson Crawford, Alexander Bothel, Nahki Crawford and Halle Bell; two step great-grandchildren; his dogs Ruby and Low Rider and birds, Bonnie and Clyde.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cathy Lance; sister, Sherry Lance and brother, Dennis Lance.

Visitation:  Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.

Services:  Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:00 am at the funeral home with Military Honors to follow the service at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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