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Mr. Richard E. "Dick" Nance
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    222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“Dad,You will be missed. It always made me so proud when your friends and longtime co-workers would stop into my office at Consumers Credit Union and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Kim Ferris - Portage, MI

“Deb, Kim, Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Uncle Dick he was a great person. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Smith - Family

“To the Nance Family,I worked with Dick in Meter Services at Consumers Energy and he took my under his wing and taught me the business. He was a great...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: James Lenfield - Kalamazoo, MI

“My condolences to Shirley and family. Dick was a very sweet man and I know he will be missed. I know you have lots of good memories. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Janet Zajac - Richland, MI

“I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of visiting with Dick and Shirlee at Richland Lanes. He was a true sweetheart and will be missed. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Rebecca Hemmer (Gay) - Kalamazoo, MI

“Shirley & Familywe were sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Jack Clark & Sue ”
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Richard E. "Dick" Nance, age 86, of Richland passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday morning, March 12, 2020. He was born in Kalamazoo on April 29, 1933, the son of Thomas and Mable (Robinson) Nance, and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. Dick retired as chief of the meter department at Consumers Energy in 1998 after more than 46 years of service.

Dick married his beloved wife, Shirley in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 30, 1971; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Deb (Terry) Shields, Rick (Rana) Nance, Kim (Pat) Ferris, Scott (Joanna) McNees, Brenda McNees, Rick McNees, and Todd McNees; 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Dick was preceded in death by a son, Mick Nance; his parents; and two brothers, Ernie & Don Nance.

Dick was very well liked by all who knew him. He was a member of the Hickory Corners American Legion Post #484 and the Utility Workers Union of America. Dick enjoyed golfing and shot a hole-in-one at the Mullenhurst Golf Course on July 9, 1997. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and spending time with his family.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Dick's Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Dick may be placed at