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Horace Vance Whiteman

March 12, 1926 June 21, 2018
Horace Vance Whiteman
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Obituary for Horace Vance Whiteman

Horace Vance Whiteman, 92, of Lafayette, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at St. Mary's Healthcare.

Vance was born on March 12, 1926 in Arlington Township, Michigan to the late Austin and Glenna (Burton) Whiteman.

He graduated from Ade High School in 1944.

On February 24, 1967, he married Schelvy Coley in Rensselear and they moved to Lafayette. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2018.

Vance owned Vance Marine where he built custom boats and custom hydroplane boats form 1955 to 2013.

He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church in West Lafayette and the American Power Boat Association (APBA).

Vance enjoyed boat and car racing, country music, riding motorcycles, flying planes, skiing, fishing, and being on the lake.

Surviving are his daughter, Valerie Whiteman of Lafayette; daughter-in-law, Vicky Standish of Indiana; grandchildren, Christie Cole Whiteman and Sean Standish; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ken Whiteman Standish and siblings, Ora (Ruth Ann) Whiteman, Deloss (Shirley) Whiteman, Neva Whiteman, Lorene (Richard) Prescott, Dale Whiteman, and Evan (Bernice) Whiteman.

Services for Vance will be private.

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