Michael D. Roamy Vance

December 23, 1957 - December 3, 2008
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Michael Dale “Roamy” Vance, age 50, of Beaver Dam, died after a short, hard-fought battle with cancer, at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. He was born on December 23, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, but lived most of his life in the Beaver Dam area. Roamy was a 1976 graduateContinue Reading

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Dale & Julie Wyman left a message on December 16, 2008:
Please know that our sympathy goes out to you all: It is never easy seeing someone you love die. How true 1 Corinthians 15:6 is when it call death and enemy. As parent this is no doubt one of the worst things a person will have to face as we all think we will die before our children. My heart goes out to you. It is helpful to know that out creator did not originally intend for any of us to die. He gives us comfort and hope for the future in his word the Bible, and has provided a guarantee by resurrecting his son from the dead. 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 says he''s the Father of Jesus Christ and the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort. John 5: 28 & 29 says "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life".......right here on earth with the rest of us. God''s original purpose has not changed, and we pray for it all the time, (Matthew 6: 9-10) "Let your kingdom come, Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth." We just have to exercise patience and believe our heavenly Father''s promises. May Jehovah''s loving concern and comfort from the scriptures sustain you in this difficult time.
cheryl lininger left a message on December 16, 2008:
I want to remember Mike in the life we shared not in the not in the illness that only he had to bear. I remember the boy who had to make sure his imaginary horse was tied up and fed before he could come in and eat his meal. Also the fights we had over the tricycle we had to share. And when he got older he would bring his football friends over and I was the tackle dummy. That was not fun!!! The look on his face when he won his first wrestling match. These are the things I want to remember not the monster that took his life. I would hope everyone who knew Mike will remember at least one good thing, I know there are many, about him and hold it dear to your heart. He will always be with me in my heart. Love ya Roamy!!!
Velma (Penny) Vance left a message on December 14, 2008:
Michael, My son, my baby, Oh how I long to see your smiling face and hold you in my arms again! To hear the tender words you would say to me. When you left, a part of me went with you. No words I put in writing can say how much you are loved and missed. You are not dead, my son, you are only absent from earth. You will live on through all of us, and God''s work. You are conscious of no feelings. You are your own soul. It was your own physical being while you were here alive. You will open your eyes again and look upon life in a different way. No pain, no suffering, only light in your eyes and love in your heart. I''m going to remember the things you did every day. You would come to me in my room, kiss me on the cheek, and say: "I love you mom." Those words were so precious. I will hold them in my heart forever. Right now, you must rest and wait for the day that God will open your eyes to a better life with all of us together again. Rest my son. Love always, Mom.
David vance left a message on December 11, 2008:
Michael, you promised us that you would be strong, you promised us that you would fight - and you kept those promises. I just wish that it had been in your power to keep your last promise: The promise that you would lick this ''monster'' cancer. In God''s Word The Bible, Our Heavenly Father explains why we die at Romans chapter 5, verse 12 (Romans 5:12) and at Ecclesiastes 9;11. He also explains the condition of the dead at Ecclesiastes 9:5,10. Therefore, we know that you are in a deep sleep waiting to be awakened, and that you are no longer suffering any pain. But, most importantly, we know from The Bible, of the resurrection hope! Acts 24:15 says: "and I have hope toward God, ... that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." God makes this promise at Revelation 21:3-5: "... Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and He will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. And the One seated upon the throne said: "Look! I am making all things new." Also, he says: "Write, because these things are faithful and true." We can, most certainly, trust our Heavenly Father! Plus, we can trust Jesus Christ who said at Matthew 5:5: "Happy are the mild tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth." And also, the words at Psalms 37:9,11&29 we can trust, because our Heavenly Father included them in His Words to us. We can''t wait to see you again when God resurrects the dead onto a paradise earth! (John 5:28&29) We can then do some of the things we liked to do. Like fishing at the ''catfish hole'' on crawfish river. I''ll miss hearing you say: "Yellow" instead of "Hello" when I called you on the phone. And, although we grieve your death, because we love you and will miss you terribly; we are eagerly awaiting your resurrection and seeing you once again in perfect health, on a paradise earth, just as God promises! With tears of grief, and hearts filled with hope, Your brother David and Janine.
Patrick Derouin, Cheryl berendt and family left a message on December 10, 2008:
Our thoughts and condolences are with with everyone that had the pleasure of knowing Michael. Michael is a great person and friend as well. Until we meet again..... Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die! Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am the song that will never end. I am the love of family and friend. I am the child who has come to rest In the arms of the Father who knows him best. When you see the sunset fair, I am the scented evening air. I am the joy of a task well done. I am the glow of the setting sun. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there I did not die. Remembering Michael while he was at Asteco Park and how much he spoke of his time there....
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Alice Johnson left a message on December 9, 2008:
Dear family members of Mike, All of us at Walgreens miss Mike terribly. You just knew he was at work because he said hello to everyone and those of us who had a special bond with Mike noticed when he wasn''t there, and missed him. I worked for several years with Mike across a conveyor line and we joked back and forth. But it was at our breaks sitting outside that I got to know the real man. He enjoyed showing his pictures of recent trips and vacations. Oh how he loved all of you, his family. He sold t-shirts to us when a nephew was going to Iraq, and many of us still wear them. At this time of year with all the holiday music, I am comforted each time I hear "I''ll Be Home For Christmas" because it reminds me that Mike is home with God this Christmas. Sharing your loss, Alice Johnson
Lucas Vance left a message on December 8, 2008:
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. Sorry for your loss Cheryl, Sandy, Dad and Grandma. Mike was a very nice man with a warm and generous heart. He will be deeply missed. Love, Lucas
Rodney Nelson left a message on December 7, 2008:
I am deeply sorrowed to hear the passing of Mike. He was a life long friend, and always will be deeply within my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family in their time of grief. Sincerely Rodney
Christie Hemiller left a message on December 7, 2008:
My condolences to the Vance family. I''m a good friend of David Vance and I know he will miss his brother very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Paula Pothof-Van Buren left a message on December 7, 2008:
Dear Vance Family, I had the wonderful opportunity getting to know Roamy during several of his stays at BDCH. He was always very pleasent and upbeat no matter what situation he was in. Always asking how our days were going and taking the time to get to know each staff person. With an encouraging word or a thank you, Roamy sent you on your way with a feeling of what a pleasure it was to be taking care of this person. I wanted to thank you for your patience and understanding on my fast exit on Dec 3rd. My daughter wanted to make her appearance into this world three weeks early. Lydia Rose was born Dec 4th, 2008. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this hard time. I know that heaven is a little brighter with Roamy in it. Sincerely, Paula Van Buren
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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