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Heather Ann (Keefer) LaVance
Date of Death: February, 15 2018

          Heather Ann (nee Keefer) LaVance, 38, of Escanaba, MI, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
          Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Heather grew up and attended high school in Eagan, Minnesota. After high school Heather enjoyed work in early childhood education and as an assistant living aide. She cherished her children and enjoyed traveling, listening to music, and photography. Heather will be remembered for her beautiful smile and witty sense of humor. 

        Heather is survived by her children: Zackary LaVance, Noelle LaVance, and Austin O’Leary, father: Dennis Keefer, sister: Hillary (Burt) Grady, nephew: Colin Grady, step siblings: Brian, Jessica, and Billy Markovich, cousins: Kevin Robertson, Beth Robertson, and Justin Tyler, step father: Frank Tarpley. 
          She was preceded in death by her mother: Brenda (nee Tyler) Keefer, grandparents: Aunt Wendy (Ted) Robertson, and step mother: Diane Keefer.
          Private services will be held at a future date.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.

  • "To the family of Heather I was Heather's neighbor and I am very sorry 4 ur loss. She was a nice lady n great mother. U r all in my thoughts n prayers. "
    -Torey Aiken

  • "We are so sorry for your loss. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family. Marsha and Tom "
    -Marsha Jevas

  • "I still remember playing tag in your driveway before the school bus came every morning Heather—just as if it were yesterday. Rest peacefully step-sis, I love you. "
    -Brian M

  • "Heather, our family will miss you dearly. Love and prayers to you and the rest of the family, RIP❤️. "
    -Kevin Robertson

  • "Dennis, We send our heart felt condolences to you and your family "
    -Jeff and Judy pickar

  • "Our prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Sending our love to you, Dennis, and your family. Let the Lord hold you and help you in you sorrow. All our love, Dick and Lonna"
    -Dick and Lonna

  • "Sending hugs and condolences, Dennis, and family; so sorry for Heathers passing. Praying you will find peace in many beautiful memories of Heather."
    -Char Stanke

  • "I am so saddened to hear about Heather death. I went to high school, and also worked with her at Burger King in Eagan. She came camping with me, and my family. We had so much fun playing telephone while camping. She will be missed dearly! Hold those memories of her in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you."
    -Natalie Rother

  • "My sincere condolences for my second cousin, Hillary Grady (Tyler side of Heather and Hillary’s family), Heather’s children and families, and for Heather’s dad, Dennis Keefer and his family. Heather’s maternal grandparents (dec) were my Uncle Buddy and Aunt Helen Tyler. May all the special moments with Heather help to bring peace in your hearts forever. May God bless her! "
    -Joyce Tyler Saylor Jones

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