Jonathan "Jon" Amos Vance, January 30, 1970 - April 18, 2017

Jonathan "Jon" Amos Vance

Jonathan "Jon" Amos Vance, 47 of Eau Claire passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital with family and friends by his side. 

Jon was born on January 30, 1970 in Eau Claire at Sacred Heart Hospital to Rodger and Grace Vance.  He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church and Confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church both of Eau Claire. He graduated from Memorial High School in 1988. He was a graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College and achieved journeyman status in the carpentry industry. Jon worked in the construction field throughout the Eau Claire area. Jon was always willing to share his knowledge, time, and talent with family and friends.   

Jon is preceded in death by his father, Charles Rodger Vance; mother Grace Thorson Vance; maternal grandparents, Amos and Julia Thorson; and paternal grandparents Roy and Amanda Vance.

Jon is survived by his son Connor Jon Vance of Eleva, his former spouse Simone Vance; brothers Roy (Sue) Vance of Eau Claire, Daniel (Lil) Vance of Gilbert, AZ; sisters Donna Novak of Red Wing, MN, Deb (Rick) Stai of Clarksville, TN, Charlotte (John) Scholze of Spring Hill, KS; uncles, Pete (Arlene) Vance of Altoona, Don (Norma) Vance of Eau Claire, John Green of St Paul, MN; Steve Novak of Hager City, WI; and many nieces and nephews. 

Jon’s family would like to thank the Sacred Heart Hospital ER and Critical Care staff, for all of their loving care and compassion to Jon and the whole family during this time; with a special thank you to Todd and Keagan.

Memorial service will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home with Pastor Frederick W. Theiste officiating.  Memorial visitation without viewing will take place at the funeral home on Saturday from 11am until the time of service.  Inurnment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Mary Belknap April 22, 2017

    So saddened to hear of Jon's (Vance) untimely passing. Being one of his high school friends, I called him by his last name. I have so many great memories of Vance from high school and after. He was a genuinely sweet person and the thought of his fun-loving attitude still makes me smile. My sincerest sympathies to his family and friends.

  2. Margaret Carey Johnson April 21, 2017

    We are very sorry for your loss. we grew up in the same neighbor hood, so we have lots of memories of the Vance family.

  3. Joanne Huse April 21, 2017

    Hi-So sorry for the loss of Jon. I went to high school with him...he was a great guy. I sent Charlotte a message on fb but she probably didn't get it since we are not friends? Thinking of all of his family and sending prayers.

  4. kathy silvernil April 19, 2017

    so sorry for your loss. my thoughts will be with you all at this time

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