Jace Alan Payne, age 24, of Aurora, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Aurora.
He was born January 30, 1988 in Omaha to Larry Alan and Tammi Buys Payne of York. Jace lived in York and graduated from York High School in 2006. After graduating, Jace enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Afghanistan for 15 months.
After serving four years in the Army, Jace was Honorably Discharged and returned to York where he lived and worked. Later he moved to Aurora and worked for George Bros.
Propane & Fertilizer, in Sutton. Jace met Jeana Dawn Hoffschneider in York and they had planned on getting married soon. Jace volunteered as a firefighter at York.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, four-wheeling and spending time with close friends. Jace’s favorite holiday was the 4th of July. Jace will be missed by family and friends.
Jace was Lutheran by faith his entire life. He was preceded in death by grandparents John and Sylvia Buys of Akron, Iowa and Donna Payne of Castana, Iowa and uncle David Richardson.
Jace is survived by his mother, Tammi Buys Payne of Akron, Iowa; father, Larry Payne of Lincoln; fiancé, Jeana Hoffschneider of Aurora; sister, Jessica and her husband Alex and son Jaxon Pagel of Belton, Mo.; sister, Kylie Payne and her daughter Audrey of Geneva; step-father Wayne Richardson of York; step-mother Joni Payne of Geneva; and three step-sisters: Miranda McCarthy of Lincoln, Melissa Fushia of Geneva and Kasey Houck of York; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 31 at the main floor of the York City Auditorium. A memorial fund has been set up at Midwest Bank. No viewing or visitation.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary, York is handling services.