In memory of

Lance Nass

May 18, 1992 – December 19, 2011

Lance was born May 18, 1992, the son of Cheryl Petitt and and Terry Nass. Lance loved to ride bikes, play soccer, fishing, hunting, and hang out with friends.
Lance loved to play pool with his mother and his brother. He played summer pool league and was his mother's partner. Lance graduated high school from CCDHS and was very proud of his diploma; it being very difficult to earn after harassing Mr. Ogland and staff, loving every moment of it. Lance lived in Spearfish for a short time after graduation before returning home. He was just starting to learn the trade of laying floors with Mr. Bill and Joe which he really seemed to love. Lance was always there to help friends and family and loved to play video games and watch movies with friends.
Lance is survived by his mother, Cheryl of Miles City, father Terry of Minot, ND, brother LeRoy, and a sister Angel. He is also survived his step-dad Eric of Miles City, Special dad Joe Pangburn, and aunt Cyndi (Brad) of Sidney, cousins, Brook, Blane, and Landon, Aunt Michelle, Cousins Trace and Roper, Aunt Autumn (Lane) and kids from Jordan. Aunt Cactus and family from Florida. Grandparents Roy and Barb Petitt of Miles City, Bruce Hoover of Miles City, and Great Grandparents Bonnie and Floyd Hoover of Miles City. He is also survived by a special friend and mentor Jerry Spikens. A great uncle Rick (Betty) Brant of Nebraska, Kyle, AJ, and Tracy. Great Uncle Marlin (Pam) of Maine, cousins Jason and family from Michigan and cousin Nancy and family from Maine, his Great Grandma Florence Brant from Nebraska, Great Aunt Martha (Roger) and family from Bozeman, and a Great Aunt Margret (Dale) and family of Douglas, WY.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City with family to receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Burial will follow at the Custer County Cemetery. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


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  1. Allison Campbell says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. I’ll miss you Lance. And I wish this never happened..

  3. Heather Quinlan says:

    R.I.P. We will all miss you Lance. Prayers to the family.

  4. Terri Harrsch says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to my brother Eric and Lance’s family and friends.

  5. To the family of Lance,

    I didn’t know Lance but it’s a shame that this had to happen. may he R.I.P

  6. gona miss your smiling face and care free ways. i send my condolences to your family

  7. Carol Quale says:

    I’m shocked and saddedned to read this about Lance. I’ll be praying for his friends and family during this extremely difficult time.

  8. Victoria McBride says:

    Dear Cheryl, Barb, Angel, and LeRoy, My family’s prayers and love are with you all. Many are the times I remember Lance, Isaac, Jakob, Patrick and Raymond all getting together at my house. I also remember the times he called me just to visit when he was away. What a great group of kids they were. And what a joy Lance was. I will always remember him fondly. My condolences and love to you all.

  9. Jontee Ohanesian says:

    This accident has broke my heart, to lose young people is so sad, my prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Tammy Goff Holmes says:

    Cheryl and Barb and the rest of Lance’s family. My heart goes out to you at this time. I am so sorry for such a tragedy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Tricia yeager says:

    To all Lance’s family and friends,
    Lance was a great kid who will be missed by everyone he met. His smile said it all,

  12. kent koester says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss, always thought he was a great kid. Barb, Cheryl if there is any way that I can help you please let me know. You are in my prayers

  13. To lance’s family, i am sorry for the the loss of a son, grandson and brother. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of mourning… He will be misses with that big smile of his..

  14. You’ll always be in my heart. I love you always and forever.

  15. Roberta Rickman says:

    My family is so sad right now and our hearts are aching for your family. I am Tony’s grandma. Lance has been a presence in our lives since the boys were little and his passing is a great loss to all of us.

  16. Jarrod Sorrentino says:

    R.I.P Lance ride in paradise

  17. Angel Sanchez says:

    Lance, although I didn’t know you that well, I knew you were a happy-go-lucky kid. I will always remember your smiling face when I’d see you at 4 Square Church, pumped up about the youth group. Im so sorry that this happened to you and your friends. God Bless you and your family. Cheryl, you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  18. I’ll miss you lance. Hard to believe someone I’ve known since kindergarden is gone.

    Rest in peace man.

  19. Amber Hirsch says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Lance was a great person and will be greatly missed.

  20. Krystal White says:

    The years we spent together getting in all sorts of trouble with Chris my older brother David you and I were the best days I ever had. I miss you dearly. And will forever never let you be forgotten. ily and hope you find peace.

  21. Punky Mann says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss

  22. Connie Watts says:

    My heart aches for all of you – I pray God’s strength and comfort will be with you.

  23. Yvette Stene says:

    Dearest Barb and Cheryl…

    I am so very to hear of your loss. I remember when the boys were both at the hospital together when they were born….just a day or two apart. Thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  24. Kay Baxter says:

    Words can not express how I feel about loosing Lance. He was such a happy kid, always thrilled about what ever caught his attention. I can’t beleive he won’t be showing up at my door any longer. I am so sorry for your loss.

  25. Chelsea Tailleur says:

    Wow! Can’t believe that your gone buddy.. i hope you understand that i cant make it up there to see you one last time.. I know that you are looking down on all of us that are mourning for you and im sure you cant stand it.. you were always such a happy person..a risk taker for sure:) I know we will all see you again. You lived a great life and left imprints on many hearts.. I love you Lance Lee!! Love Chels.

  26. Barbara Pestka-Forcier says:

    Prayers go out to all the families that lost their sons in that terrible accident! I’m so very sorry.

  27. rhonda loinski says:

    Lance i will miss your smile when you and grandpa Roy came in to town. I will not forget your birthday one day before my.and when i let you borrow my car to go to fellmans and get our food. you were one sweet kid

  28. Tim and Cheri Hafla says:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

  29. Coleen Arnoldy (Burt's Grandmother) says:

    Lance came to my home many times with my grandson Burt. I always enjoyed seeing his happy smiling face. I will miss him very much. Coleen Arnoldy

  30. Teresa Schwartzenberger says:

    To Cheryl,Barb, and the family of Lance.Please know how truely sorry I am to hear about the loss of your loved one, Lance. My fondest memories of Lance, are those of when he was an adorable little boy rideing his bike around the neighborhood,playing with squirt guns, climbing trees, sleep overs, and stories of his fishing adventures.I remember watching him and my son playing in the yard, knowing that someday, too soon, they would be all grown up, and he did grow up to be a wonderful young man who was taken from us way too soon.I will always remember his smile, and how he was like a ray of sunshine when ever I saw him.So someday,in time, when the pain lessens, and you see that first ray of sunshine peeping through your curtains, or when you step outside, smile.. and remember how fortunate you were to have Lance in your lives and how very much he loved you all.

  31. Cori Goddard says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  32. virginia pierce says:

    Dear Barb,cheryl and family My thoughts and pray are with you that this time of your great lose. May the lord be with you and comfort you.

  33. Auntie Cactus and Uncle Mike Steelman says:

    I wish there were more hours in a day and more time for you on this earth. I would have loved to have met the wonderful young man you turned out to be. You truly blessed everyone. We love you Lance Lee forever and for always. Auntie and Uncle

  34. Debbie Helland says:

    I’m so sorry for your tragic loss. Lance was a young man worth knowing and will be missed.

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  36. Karen & Jobie Morris says:

    Dear Angel, LeRoy, and all of Lance’s family,

    We were saddened to hear of the tragic loss of your brother. We will always remember his energy and how wonderful he was at taking time to do things with you. We particularly remember when he promised to help you read all about Ferdinand, Angel. He was so proud of being an older brother to both of you.
    May you find comfort in your memories. Our prayers are with you all. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Karen & Jobie

  37. Sarah Marie Elizabeth Butler says:

    I am glad to have been able to know Lance. He had a wild personality and made an impact on my life. H was a good kid although there were times he would argue that with me. He was that type of person who would take the smallest of things and make the best out of it and also make it fun. There was never a dull moment that was for sure. It is very hard to believe that Lance is gone and it is even harder to accept but I am doing my best and I hope everyone else is doing the same. My sympathy goes out to all of his family and friends who are dealing with the loss of someone so special. I will pray for each and every one of you, that God will provide us all with the strength to get through it and to know that Lance is watching over us.

  38. Vickie & Gene Schneidt says:

    Barb, I just realized Lance was your grandson. I remember you speaking so fondly of him. My heart breaks for all of you. I wish I had some magic words for you……love, Vickie

  39. Kay Nice (Chapweske) says:

    There are no words to even try to be of comfort to you-I just pray God brings you peace and comfort. My heart breaks for you all, especially Barb who I’ve known for many years. I didn’t know Lance, but he was good friends with my niece Shelby and his loss is evident here in Sidney, as people are trying to make sense of everything. What a special kid to have touched so many!

  40. Don and Linda Hall says:

    Our prayers are with you all at this time.

  41. Judy and Sheldon Swift says:

    Soo..Sad,Lance was and is one of my kids,Sheldon and Lance had some realy good times growing up,and with all the other friends thay had,and beleive me there was a lot of friends..theses boys where good kids..Matt,Wayne,Bert,and Lance..and so many more..Lance will be missed by everyone who knew him…..lots of prays…

  42. Tom and Kathy Strub says:

    Cheryl and Barb,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lance always made me laugh when I had him in school. May God comfort each of you during this very difficult time.
    Tom and Kathy

  43. Laura & Monte Monasmith says:

    Words cannot express the sadness we feel with and for you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  44. Steve & Brinda Pluhar says:

    Our thoughts are with you at this time. We enjoyed getting to know Lance when he was at the ranch with Roy. We pray that you will be comforted. With love, Steve and Brinda

  45. Tyson Christianson says:

    My heart goes out to you he is going to be missed

  46. Paula Ehrmantraut says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Cheryl, LeRoy, Angel and Family. May Lance Rest in Peace and forever be remembered. Paula

  47. Charice Virag says:

    So sorry to hear the news. What a great kid. May Jesus comfort you, just lean on him.

  48. Eileen and Vern says:

    The family is in our prayers. We know that you will miss Lance and he was taken at an early age. We are sure you will remember the fun times and his smile.

  49. tammy and leslie christensen and family says:

    we are praying for you in your time of saddness and we will continue to keep you in ours prayers. We never really new lance we’ve been gone along time, but we know you and terri and your families and just wanted 2 let you know how sorry we are. PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU

  50. Keith & Barbara Hoover says:

    Cheryl & family
    Terry, Missy & Star

    Pastor Coon said it best. Lance was gone to soon but he was welcomed into the arms of Jesus.

    I loved the times on facebook when he looked up this Great-Aunt and would chat with me and I would share things about the family he barely knew. Lance you were always thinking of others and you impacted many in the time you were here on earth.

    Until I see you again.

  51. Tandy Nelson says:

    Lance is such an amazing person his spirit will live on.. Watching over us in our toughest times.. Miss you Man.. Rest in Heaven

  52. John & Marie Reamy says:

    Hearts and prayers are with you in your loss of Lance.

  53. Pat DeNardo says:

    your son made so many lives better just by being them there even for a few seconds thats how awsome your son is.

  54. Donald John & Alice Cameron says:

    So very sorry to hear of this tragedy.

  55. Don & Marge Pontius says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  56. I love you Lance. You big ol teddy bear :’) You’ll be missed every day dude.

  57. Ashley Baldwin says:

    Lance was just such a happy person & I will never forget all of the joy he brought into my life. How he could always make me laugh or how he always brought a smile to my face. It was an honor to have known you buddy. May you rest in peace. Love & miss you always & forever.

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  59. Leona and Larry Dann says:

    Was so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this loss. If you need anything, give us a call. We love you.

    Leona and Larry

  60. Cheryl, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family

  61. Brittnee Yeager says:

    Lance, There is not a day goes by, that I don’t think of you… I Miss you so much, Why you had to go is beyond me, because you were such a great person, friend, brother, and son, etc..
    I really wish i could hear your voice, and get a hug again… Your smile always brightened my day… You memory lives on in our hearts.. You will NEVER be FORGOTTEN!!! You’re one of a kind… The only guy i met who didn’t judge me.. but you picked on me. lol. I miss the days where we would mess with eachother.. i miss the days u would come to my house and mess with my momma… we all sure do miss seeing your face… I sure do miss your tummy, lol. it was a great pillow, and it was always warm and fuzzy! lol.
    You’re family is very strong to go through a loss like this! I love all of ya’ll very much!!

    Lance, I love you and miss you so much..

    i was supposed to go with you that night for birthday, I’m glad i didn’t… but then again i’m kicking myself in the face because maybe i could have changed things…

    But now my birthday will never be the same..

    i just wanted to say thank you for always being there for me and my family… It meant alot…


  62. Petey Bennett says:

    lance… i know u diddnt know me very well… but wen i came over we had alot of fun…….. im bery sorry for your loss guyss… and i hope u all are better.

  63. I am a friend of Trace’s online, I have never met Lance, and i didn’t know Trace, when this happened, but regards to the family. It may be late, but condolences.

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