Miles A. Vana, Jr…November 1, 1933 – January 4, 2012

     Funeral services for Lamar resident and former longtime Holly, Colorado resident and pharmacist Miles A. Vana, Jr. will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday January 7, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Rev. Mike Lewis will officiate and burial will follow in the Holly Cemetery, Holly, Colorado.

     Visitation for Miles will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday January 6, 2012 and from 9:00 A.M. to Service Time Saturday January 7, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado.

    Miles was born November 1, 1933 at Chicago, IL. and departed this life on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at his home in Lamar with his family at his side at the age of 78.

     He was preceded in death by his parents Miles and Mary Vana of Westchester, IL.; by his grandparents; and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

      Miles is survived by his loving wife Rosie Vana of the family home in Lamar, CO.; by a son Mark (Cheri) Vana of Grand Junction, CO.; by three daughters Lori Ann (Park) Schweitzer of Holly, CO., Jodi Lynne (Mike) Ogden of Grand Junction, CO., and Lisa Kay (Michael) Lewis of Cheyenne Wells, CO.; by their mother Rose Marie Vana of Holly, CO.; by three step-children Christie (Tim) Weeder of Holly, CO., Danette Von Hemel of Holly, CO., and Danny Von Hemel of Denver, CO.; by 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and  by a sister Elaine (Bill) Mulhearn of Bartlett, IL.. Also surviving are a nephew, a niece, cousins, other relatives, and many many friends.

       Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Holly Nursing Care Center or to the Lamar Area Hospice, P.O. Box 843, Lamar, CO. 81052, either directly or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel.

     Service for Miles A. Vana are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, CO. providing families with sensitivity, compassion, and respect. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at


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