|Rex A. Vance|
|May 29, 1912 - February 21, 2012|
|Visitation: 10 am - 11 am, Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL|
|Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL|
|Interment: February 25, 2012 at Aledo City Cemetery, Aledo, IL |
|Rex A. Vance, 99, of Milan, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Services for Mr. Vance will be 11 am, Saturday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201-E. 4th Avenue, Milan. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Aledo City Cemetery, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Milan.|
Rex was born on May 29, 1912 in Aledo, a son of Fred Vance and Mary E. McNeal Vance. He married Vera M. Spitznogle on June 29, 1933 in Aledo. Rex had worked as a printing pressman and was the co-owner of the Review Printing Co., Rock Island. Earlier he had worked for the Aledo Times Record, Aledo; and the American Machine and Metals, East Moline. He retired in 1972. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Milan and the Rock Island Moose Lodge No. 190.
He enjoyed traveling and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Vera; a daughter, Janet (Ronald) Gaylord, Rock Island;
a son, James (Sonya) Vance, Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
Mr. Vance was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Everett and Warren Vance; and a sister, Eva Bigham. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
He was a real sweetheart and will be missed by all. God bless.
-- Darcy Kay Relander
Rex is a cool guy and a gentle man. Uff da!
-- Gloria Rushing, Visiting Angels
Vera, Janet and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Rex's death. But, wow, he lived a long, long life. I will be thinking about you and praying for you. Wendy Fifer (Leola Andress' niece)
-- Wendy Bergstrom Fifer
My sympathy to Vera and family.Going through a long ago journal that mother kept religiously & found a newspaper clipping about a milestone anniversay for Vera and Rex and I wondered at the time if you were still in the area.
-- Dana (Patton) Johnson(daughter of Gwen Patton)
We are so sorry for your loss. Your parents had such a good time with my parents and my family (Lee McNeal) camping and fishing. Your Dad had the best smile and sense of humor! We enjoyed him and your mother when they visited. We will be thinking of you at this time.
-- Mary Lee McAlister
So sorry to hear of Uncle Rex's passing, and thinking of you, Aunt Vera, Janet, and Jim at this difficult time. I have such fond memories of him from when I was a child at family dinners. Uncle Rex was always so fun to be around--I loved his jolly smile.
-- Troy L. Fullerton
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bud and Lois
-- Frazier (Bud) and Lois Watson