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Dale Larrance, 93, of Ridge Farm, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 2:35 p.m. May 1, 2017, at Hawthorne Inn, Danville.
He was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Ridge Farm to Harley and Grace (Jones) Larrance.
He graduated from Ridge Farm High School in 1941. In May of 1942, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Asiatic-Pacific Theater for 27 months as a platoon sergeant.
In 1946, Dale married his high-school sweetheart, Betty Smith, and had a son and two daughters.
He farmed for over 60 years. He belonged to One Mission Society (OMS) and traveled to Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Spain and Mexico for 35 years. He was a member of the Ridge Farm Fire Department Board, Ridge Farm Board of Education, a Farm Bureau Member, a member of Ridge Farm Friends Church and Quaker Men. Dale also was the CEO of Dale's Coffee Shop.
Those who will miss him dearly include his daughters, Marianne (Steve) Baldwin of Ridge Farm and Kathy (Bill) Semmens of Janesville, Wis.; his foster son, Ron (Mary) Norenberg of Danville; his two special friends, Kevin Jones of Ridge Farm and Craig Lyday of Georgetown; his four grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Woelich of Missouri, Alan (Ashley) Baldwin of Ridge Farm, Cindy (Rob) Plantikow of Evansville, Wis., and Jeff (Sarah) Semmens of Janesville, Wis.; his seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Betty; his son, Bobby; and a grandson.
A celebration of Dale's life will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 15, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West St., Georgetown, with Pastor Justin Weber officiating. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Dornblaser Post 203.
Memorial donations may be given in Dale's name to Ridge Farm Friends Church. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 5, 2017
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