Susan E. Vance, September 9, 1955 - July 24, 2017

Susan E. Vance

Susan “Sue” Elaine Vance, 61 of Eau Claire was closely surrounded at home by loved ones when she was lifted by angels to the Lord on July 24th, 2017, following a brief, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sue was born Sept. 9, 1955 to Walter and Lucille Herrmann, of Glen Flora, WI. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ladysmith, WI. She graduated from Flambeau High School in 1973, and attended CVTC obtaining an education in merchandising.  She worked in various retail positions over her career.  On August 21, 1976, she married Roy Vance.

Sue will be remembered for her sweet, gentle disposition and deep devotion to her family.  Sue had many hobbies, collecting angels, sewing, gardening, canning, going on brief outings with her sisters and of course shopping.

Sue is survived by her husband Roy, children Jenny (Josh) Stevens of Eau Claire, DuWayne (Michelle) Vance of Eau Claire, grandchildren Kyler, Colton, Carter, Carson, Kendall, and Mason of who she was very proud of.  She is survived by siblings Pat Garber, Chris (Roy) Bardill, Dolores Beck, Mike Herrmann, and Keith (Linda) Herrmann. Further survived by Donna Novak, Deb (Rick) Stai, Daniel (Lil) Vance, and Charlotte (John) Scholze along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Preceding her death are parents Walter and Lucille Herrmann, mother and father in-law Rodger and Grace Vance, and most recently her brother-in-law Jon Vance.

Memorial service will take place at 1 pm on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Pastor Peter Bredlau officiating.  Memorial visitation will take place at the church on Monday from 11 am until the time of service.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

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



  1. Fleet & Jean Butterfield July 31, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Susan's passing. We both knew her from Hutchinson Technology. We enjoyed her laughter and sense of humor. We will always remember her like that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Bless her heart in heaven, and yours here on earth.

  2. Dan & Terry Doughty July 31, 2017

    Roy and Family,
    We are saddened by your loss and send our deepest sympathy.
    Dan & Terry, Neighbors

  3. Robin Draus July 30, 2017

    I was very saddened to see that Susan had lost her battle with cancer. She was one of my best friends all through high school and after graduation until I moved to Louisiana. I have so many special memories of that sweet, loving and fun person that she was. You have my deepest sympathy to all your family.

  4. deb moore July 27, 2017

    sue was such a great friend and was always for anyone
    I remember she laugh and her smile. And will be deeply missed by all who knew her. rest in peace sue!

  5. Debra Bebb July 26, 2017

    Roy and family,
    I was sadend to hear of Sue's passing. She was such a wonderful, loving, caring woman. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prays. Love, Skeb

  6. Tammy yorba July 26, 2017

    Aunt Sue will be missed, she was such a wonderful person. The help she gave my mom with my baby shower, the sensitive ear she had when I was growing up, and we all know that I was not a perfect child but she was there for me. The one thing I remember the most was the closet full of lotion she had, Aug the Sue was always using her lotion I will forever miss her love you all so very much.

  7. Debbie & Steve DesJarlais July 26, 2017

    Please know you all have our deepest sympathy. I have always and will always treasure our friendship. She definately was one in a million and she truely loved you all with everything she had. Thank you all for being Sue's shining light! I will love her always. ❤

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