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In Memory of Elva Bance


July 17, 1922 - November 11, 2019

Elva Lucille Lovgren Bance, was born July 17 1922, the third child born to Carl and Esther (Johnson) Lovgren. She grew up and attended school in Amery, graduating from Amery High school in May 1941. She was united in marriage to Albert Bance on June 28 1941, to that union 5 children were born, Beverly, Gloria, James, Gary and John.

Albert and Elva farmed 120 acres 5 miles NW of Amery, in a community called Volga. Elva was active in Volga Homemakers and she was a long time member of Balsam Lutheran Church.

She took a course in bookkeeping at Rice Lake and worked as a bookkeeper at Volga Creamery for many years. As this was not a full time position, she often filled in with other jobs in the fall.

Elva was a good gardener, especially vegetables. She loved to cook, always trying new recipes and very much enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

Elva is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Larry Lovegren, Ellis Lovgren, Clifford Lovgren, and sisters Katherine Fox and Mae Perrin.

Left to mourn are her five children; Beverly (Glen) Getschel, Gloria Anderson (Rich Lena), James (Sue) Bance, Gary (Donna) Bance and John Bance; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Balsam Lutheran Church in rural Amery. There will be a visitation 1 hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 am at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at the Balsam Lutheran Cemetery following services.


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