Jerry D. Vance

January 22, 1954 - July 12, 2020

Jerry D. Vance


Jerry D. Vance, 66, of Salem, Missouri, died peacefully July 12, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born January 22, 1954 in Salem, Missouri, son to Arnold and Daisy (Quick) Vance. He married the love of his life, Viola DeLeon on June 17, 1972 in Belvidere.

Jerry worked at Rockford Fasteners Inc. in Rockford, IL as a Foreman for many years. He loved hunting, fishing and cooking and especially loved hosting BBQ’s with friends and family.   

Jerry will be loved and missed by his wife, Viola; children, Jennifer (Ron) Cash, Jessica (Bryan) Martin and Jeremy (Rachael) Vance; brothers, Arnold “Sonny” and Bob Vance; grandchildren, Celyna, Anthony and Ronald Cash, Alex Martin, Braxton Williams, Gemma, Greyson and Christian Vance; great grandchildren, Natalia, Novah, Hailey, Astred and Declan; and numerous other in-laws, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Daniel, Clayton, Arvil, Gary, John, Jim, Carl, Violet and Mary.

A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. A funeral ceremony will be private. Deacon Armando will officiate. Memorials in Jerry’s honor can be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital and Haven House. Please see Jennifer for donations made by check for Haven House. There will be a memorial service to be announced at a later date at the family home in Salem, Missouri.

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Service Schedule

Thursday, July 23, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.

Services will be private.  Deacon Armando will officiate.

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I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Jerry. We had all become great friends over the years and I have appreciated your and Jerry’s kindness, opening your home to me, sharing Jerry’s wonderful meals. You were a special couple! Please know you are always in my thoughts and prayers. 🕊 May he Rest In Peace.
Forever your friend.
Linda Bedsworth

Linda Bedsworth 2020-07-23T18:27:30

Aunt Vi and family, I don’t know what to say. My heart breaks for all of you. Uncle Jerry was one of a kind and a very accepting and loving family man like Pa was. This is so hard. He was one of the only things we had left closest to PA. Today and tomorrow I will drink a PBR for him and know that he is having a beer with Pa right now. The reunion of brothers is endless. Their love for family was strong. They have taught me so much. Uncle Jerry was there for me after Pa passed when I needed someone to talk to about my Dad. He gave great advice like always. Please give him a big handshake for me and know that I loved him very much. God be with you all always and forever.

Rev. Jason Moore 2020-07-23T10:33:30

Dear Vi and family sending Love and prayers at this Time. You know Jerry always caught my eye with his opened shirt. So sorry for your loss Love always 🙏💞

Mary Hannum 2020-07-23T05:22:00

VI I am so sorry for your loss! I am sending my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time!

Suzanne 2020-07-21T19:07:06

I love you grandpa so much.
Your wings were ready but my heart was not 🙁
We will miss you so much.
I feel like this is a bad dream and ill wake up tomorrow and call you and Gigi and be able to see you but I can’t 🙁 I miss you grandpa till we meet again I love you. You were always there for me best GPA anyone could ask for. I love you.
love Shadow.

Celyna 2020-07-17T01:42:21

Jerry ever since you became part of our clan (DeLeon familia) I have always found you to be funny, thoughtful and most of all welcoming
And although we didn’t see each other often when we did visit family you always welcomed us warmly
You will truly be missed at the table
May you rest in eternal peace primo 🙏🙏😢

Gloria Barrera 2020-07-16T16:59:27

You will be missed . I worked with him at Rockford Fastner.
My Condolences.

Ralph Almanza 2020-07-16T13:47:40

Sending many prayers for healing hearts… Couldn’t ask for a better uncle to have in my life.. Uncle Jerry give my Dad a big hug and enjoy seeing him again…Until we meet again you will forever be missed! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Crystal 2020-07-16T13:09:49

You’re an amazing guy. Glad we met. Im sorry to see you go

Luis 2020-07-16T11:58:50


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