Michael Pence

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SIDNEY — Michael C. "Mike" Pence, age 69, of Sidney, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Kindred Hospital in Dayton.

He was born in Sidney on April 23, 1948, to the late Lawrence and Sara Belle (Kies) Pence. On Feb. 10, 1968, he married Linda Gattes. She survives.

Mike is also survived by his children, Christopher (Deanna) Pence, of Houston, Nathaniel Pence, of Fort Loramie, Andrew (Mandy) Pence, of Mason, and Hilary (Robert) Ashman, of New Bremen; siblings, Larry (Mary) Pence, of Oak Harbor, Jeff (Emily) Pence, of Urbana, Malinda (Ray) Stephens, of Edmonton, Kentucky, and Sarita Mollman, of Casstown; and grandchildren, Quinten, Jake, Cole, Connor, Drew, Carter, Leo, Zachary, Parker and Paige.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson: Alexander Pence.

Mike was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church of Sidney. He was also a member of Sidney American Legion Post 217, where he was past post commander, VFW Post 4239 and Amvets Post 1986. Mike retired from the state of Ohio where he was an accountant and also retired from the city of Sidney Parks and Recreation.

Mike proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart. Mike enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and was a true outdoorsman. He was also a beekeeper and enjoyed working with his bees. Mike loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them, especially his grandchildren. He was a 1966 graduate of Fairlawn High School and from Miami Jacobs College in Dayton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Pete Langenkamp as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery with full military honors being presented by Sidney Post of American Legion 217.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Adams Funeral Home in Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to , 1313 W. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, OH 45409 or , 10200 Alliance Road Suite 101, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 2 to July 3, 2017
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