Lance Vicknair
  • 55 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 9, 1960
  • Place of birth:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 31, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Orono, Minnesota, United States
A man ought to make a mark in Life, even if it is just a Scribble!

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lance Vicknair, 55, born on August 9, 1960 and passed away on October 31, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Please feel free to upload any pictures you may have of Lance from the Gallery tab and share any stories of your interactions with Lance on the Stories tab

A fund has been established to help pay for expenses and assist in paying for Lance's son, Blaze's college education at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Please go to the following link to make a donation.


We Miss You Lance!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Pam Valentin on 9th August 2017

"Happy Birthday, sweet cousin. Missing you."

This tribute was added by Pam Valentin on 31st October 2016

"You will always be in our hearts, Lance. Miss you and love you."

This tribute was added by Pam Valentin on 9th August 2016

"This is the first time I've been able to visit this site in all these months, but remembering your birthday, Lance, is what led me here today. This life is short, yours even shorter...but eternity is forever. Praying you are celebrating in heaven with God, Monique, Mom, and so many family members who, like you, were loved beyond measure!  You were a wonderful man, the best cousin, son, brother, nephew, dad, husband and friend. Your life was significant and I will always remember the Lance I knew.  Your huge smile, laugh, hugs and love for our family, are those things I hold onto. I love you, my sweet cousin! (Remember when you and Jay had to reduce me at the Denver airport? That always makes me laugh.)  Love you always ~ Pam (Pammy to you:)"

This tribute was added by JoAnn Adams on 4th February 2016

"Lance, in your short life, you made an impact wherever you were.  Because we lived in distant cities, we only saw each other about three times in life.  But what memory those exposures left.  You were so full of happy energy.  News of your transition hit me harder than I would have predicted.  But I know that your spirit lives.  I hope we meet again in another life.  I hope we are once again family and the next time I hope  we share more family experiences.  I imagine you now surfing the skies of your own imagination.  Namaste Lance, and be abundantly blessed."

This tribute was added by Kris Aubry on 18th November 2015

"Lance was my cousin and the same age. Even though we only knew each other as kids in Los Angeles, I wish I had got to know him as an adult. I'm happy he touched so many lives!  May God rest his soul."

This tribute was added by Dan Halsey on 10th November 2015

"So many memories of so long ago flooding back. Great times with Lance, Rhonda, and the artsy gang. Take care Lance."

This tribute was added by Marie Ruffo on 9th November 2015

"Diane my prayers are you and the whole family
Love Marie"

This tribute was added by Nicholas Vicknair on 9th November 2015

"I think back to when I would visit my Aunt and Uncles house when I was a kid. My favorite thing to do was go to your room and look and your drawings. When I got home I would try to duplicate them. I wanted to be like you. I shared things with you that I did not with any other cousin. We shared the same birthday, you were always the first to wish me a happy birthday, you were hours ahead of me because of the time zones. You were my inspiration to draw and create. One of the main reasons I do what I do now. Your words of encouragement and praise helped me continue with my dream. I thank you for everything. I decided to pay tribute to you by wearing your beard. An odd tribute but something I always pictured when thinking of you. Rest in peace my cousin."

This tribute was added by Carrie & Jason Scott on 9th November 2015

"Our hearts are heavy and broken by the loss of you, Cousin... This is such a tremendous loss to all who had the pleasure of knowing you.  We would always get so excited whenever we'd hear you were back in California for a visit because seeing you was always such a treat.  You always greeted me with the biggest smile and hugs that warmed my heart.  May you rest eternally in peace, Lance...  and may your spirit be wrapped in the glow of our love.  We will miss you."

This tribute was added by Lori Clough on 8th November 2015

"Rest in Peace Lance.  It has been years (alot of years) since I last saw you and I am so grateful we kept in touch. I will keep your family in my prayers and thoughts.  I remember you thanking me for all of us girls letting you hang out with us at lunch etc at Cleveland HI.  I thank you for being a beautiful person inside and out and for making all of us feel beautiful."

This tribute was added by Heather Laubach on 8th November 2015

"Lance, after your service on Thursday, Eric and I went out for gumbo in your honor. I'm going to miss your infectious laugh and smile. You have no idea the impression you left on me. You gave me the confidence to be a good art director early in my career. You were always so thoughtful too. I remember once at a photoshoot I mentioned I like the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Wouldn't ya know it… at the very next photoshoot you bought the latest CD of theirs and told me to keep it! Your generosity was remarkable, whether it was donating time to shoot for Jeremiah Program or participating the the 3-Day Walk all those years… you were a great role model.

The news of your passing was devastating, but I hope you have found peace."

This tribute was added by Karen Rolland on 7th November 2015

"Everyone who knew him was dealt a blow not to be forgotten with with loss of our amazing friend Lance. Ken and I both feel like a piece of our hearts has been ripped out and life will never be quite the same without him in it. Of course, he will always be with us but I am going to miss his laugh, his smile and his HUGS.  RIP Lance.  I love you and thank you for being part of our lives.  We will meet again my friend."

This tribute was added by John McKee on 7th November 2015

"I woke this morning with no sun through clouded sky
I could not feel your warmth or see your bright light
You are not far away and I know you’re still there
Nevertheless, my guide of spring and summer has gone, winter is here
How could you leave us alone in this way
A last lesson in Season’s seems hardest to take
I am angry with you, you were always so true
You were the one that carried me and now I feel I failed you
Left you alone when you needed reminding
To Struggle for Light
Is the Nature of Life
Not a Binding
I won’t see you today, so I wait for tomorrow
When dawn’s first rays will open new flowers
And the times we shared will be only memories now
I won’t forget you and will remember only long days of summer"

This tribute was added by Thomas Guzman-Sanchez on 7th November 2015

"I first met Lance in 1980 when he and Ralph forced me to stay awake sometimes in the early morning at Marla's graduation party. I was totally pissed, but eventually started to laugh. It was Lances crazy sense of humor and persistence that was overwhelming. I thought these Creole guys are crazy. Oh well, that was 35 years ago. Nothing has changed. Lance will always live on because that spirit is too big. Love you man."

This tribute was added by Bob Garrott on 7th November 2015

"Lance, you will always be with us."

This tribute was added by Rachel Adams on 6th November 2015

"We've set up a memorial fund to help Rhonda and Blaze with anything they need. Please help if you can - no amount is to small and is greatly appreciated.Love to all -


This tribute was added by Peter Wong on 5th November 2015

"You always have a smile that is infectious. You are greatly missed my friend. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Cindy Coles-Beyer on 5th November 2015

"My deepest sympathy... rest in peace Lance, you will be missed by so many."

This tribute was added by Karen Bachnick on 5th November 2015

"You left too soon!

We will remember you as you lived your life, passionate, loving, enthusiastic,and optimistic!

Rest in peace, my brother! And say "Hi!" to Alex, for me."

This tribute was added by Craig Marcus on 4th November 2015

"Rest in piece my friend. Thank you for welcoming me into your family with open arms, showing me what a man is about how important family and friends are, thanking me for taking care of your sister and loving and protecting my daughters as if they were your own."

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