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October 28, 1928 - December 24, 2022

Funeral Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7 at the Westbrook Funeral Home

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home

Funeral Home Westbrook Funeral Home

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Vance Lamina, age 94 of Rochester, passed away, peacefully while on hospice care at home on Saturday, December 24, 2022. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Westbrook Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment is in the Westbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the donor’s choice. 

Vance Joseph Lamina was born October 28, 1928 in Mankato, Minnesota to Joseph N. and Clara (Anderson) Lamina. Vance’s family moved to Rochester in time for Vance to attend the school district’s program for deaf students. His education was interrupted when the family moved to California during WWII. Upon returning to Minnesota, Vance concluded his education at Minnesota Academy for the Deaf in Faribault. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester. Vance enjoyed his years at the Rochester Salvation Army Adult Daycare, especially the field trips, activities and parties. Vance loved the outdoors his entire life – camping, fishing and hunting in his younger years but his love of bird watching was a constant. Even in his final years, he was always eager to show visitors his bird list and point out the wildlife (chipmunks and squirrels) outside his window.

Vance was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by cousins, friends, and his dear caretakers for the last 20+ years, Tress & Tom Maier Jr, and Jackie & Tom Maier Sr.

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