Dale E. Vance, 83, of Mansfield, IL passed away at 10:30 A.M., Monday, April 3, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral Service will be at 12:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Mansfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017 at the church. Memorials may be made to Northern Piatt Fire Protection District or Mansfield United Methodist Church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield in charge of the arrangements.
Dale was born March 18, 1934 in Monticello, IL, a son of Floyd and Blanche Headlee Vance. He married Elaine E. Welch on August 30, 1954 in Cornith, MS. She passed away February 22, 2013.
Survived by his son, Mark (Sherri) Vance of Mansfield, IL; daughter, Melissa (Tom) Williams of Champaign, IL; grandchildren, Krystal Vance; Ashley (Sam) Curtis; Corey Johnson; Chelsea (Kelly) Johnson; Brandon Cummins; Dillon (Olivia) Williams; Marissa Williams; great-grandchildren, Trevor Morgan; Robert Morgan; Blake Morgan; Braiden Vance; Kamdyn Hinshaw; Brantley Curtis; Journee Curtis; Presley Johnson; Avery Johnson; Sophia Cummins; sister, Norma Jean Kinsell of Saybrook, IL.
Preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Vance; parents; and daughter, Melinda Jenkins.
He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Local Union 44, Champaign, IL. Dale was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church. He drove stock cars for many years, enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR Racing, and an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

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