Vance's story is not measured by the time he spent on Earth, but rather the way in which he lived his life. He was a man that was full of life and he loved spending time with his family and friends. Vance was a genuine, loyal, and compassionate man that left a lasting and meaningful impression on the people he met. His laugh and smile were as big as his heart, and he had a way of warming the room with his magnetic personality that made everyone feel welcome no matter who they were.
Vance enjoyed living the adventures of his life with his wife Sherry, children, and grandchildren. Some of his favorite things to do included cooking with Sherry ( but we all know Grandmas was always better), camping, traveling and exploring, participating in Eagles events, and watching Vikings games which may have included one too many Ziggy Zoggys.
Vance held many titles throughout his lifetime in his career, the eagles, and his family, all of which he held with the greatest pride and honor. From supervisor positions at work to Past State President at the Eagles, the titles of loving husband, father, and PAPA were his proudest. He was a brilliant man who loved learning and a wonderful example. In everything he did, he believed in people helping people and his life was an example of that. He would always give without expecting anything in return.
Vance was inspiring, and was extremely liked by all who had the honor and the privilege of getting to know him. He treasured every memory made, he used everyday to teach those who would listen and learn something new whenever he had the chance. Vance truly had a heart of gold. His free spirited nature and generosity was a treasure we will all hold very dear to our hearts.
Until we meet again.
Vance is survived by his wife Sherry Peters; daughter Chelsey (Lief) and Nancy (Brian), son Jeremy (Renae); 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren, Coltyn, Brynley, Oaklee; sisters Sue (Scott) and Rena; brother, Scott and many uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.
Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Fern Peters; grandson, Jaden and mother-in-law, Nancy Preston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Confidence Learning Center, 1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Dr., Brainerd, MN 56401