Chance Austin David Onkle

Chance Austin David Onkle was born at Deaconess/Forest Park Hospital on September 25, 1999 to David Onkle and Dawn Wilson.  He passed away early in the morning of July 4, 2021.

Chance was an avid card collector and took great pride in his collection.  He would often bring his decks with him and strike up a card game among friends and family.  He enjoyed many board games such as uno, chess and monopoly.  He was a talented bladesmith and made knives and swords in his spare time.  He also enjoyed making masks, sewing, reading, drawing and listening to a variety of music as well as writing a few rap lyrics of his own. 

Chance excelled in academics and earned an Associate’s Degree while attending high school.  He later attended Bradley University and recently decided to accept a position as a mechanic while earning certificates to become certified.

Chance had a charismatic and energetic personality and influenced many of those around him.  He was witty, passionate, determined and even stubborn at times.  He will be missed dearly and forever cherished by those who knew him.

Chance will lovingly be remembered by his father, David Onkle and Stepmother, Dana Sutton and their children Zach, Ethan, Jace and Mason.  He will greatly be missed by his grandparents, Dave and Carol Onkle; Uncles/Aunts Vanessa McCready (Will McCready); Daniel Onkle; Tammy Onkle (Justin); Nicholas Onkle; Melissa Onkle (Tommy); Richard Sutton and cousins Tiffany, Jake, Shannon, Amber, Alison, Kyle, Ryan, Jax, Tyson and Ronnie.

He will also be cherished and affectionately remembered by his mother, Dawn Wilson and Stepfather, Roger Hanson and their children, Claudia and Cecelia.  Siblings Calvin Ashlock and Austin Hanson (Jessica Becker) and their children Grayson and Karson. He will earnestly be missed by his Uncles/Aunts, Richie Adams (Ashlei Wilson) and their children Amira and Rylee.  Children of Richie: Kyle, Kara, Nicholas and Barbie.  William Bennett (Lindsey Johnston); and Joe Inman. Stephen Hanson; Kelly Hanson (Heather Hanson) and children Kelsie and Alexandria. Children of Heather: Jacob Ray; Kristi Eth Duncan (Jay Duncan) and their children Justin and Logan Duncan.  Adult children of Kristi: Whitney Eth; Brittani Russell (Joshua Russell) and Linkyn. Children of Brittani: Prestyn Eth and Lilyn Fairfax. Adult children of Jay: Kristina Larkin (Chance Larkin) and children Lyric, Orien and Zyra. Matt Hanson and children Landen Hanson and Zion Elledge.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Barbara Tinsley (Ronald Tinsley) and grandfather Daniel Wilson.

Services held at St. Louis Cremation 2135 Chouteau Ave on Friday July 9th 2021 from 10Am-12PM


  1. Dana on July 8, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful

  2. Amy Dildine on July 8, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    What an incredible young man. It was beautifully written. Sending all my love and support.

  3. Shawna Rimington on July 9, 2021 at 8:27 am

    This has been such a difficult time. This is an amazing eulogy for an amazing young man. Chance you will be missed ❤️

  4. James Seron on July 9, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Every moment I had with Chance was positive, he always seemed to be the one to bring a room into laughter and was never short of jokes to do it. I wish I had more time to get to know him, he’s the kind of friend you keep around. Chance was always a welcome face in my home. I’ll miss you, bud, I hope to get to know you more in the next life.

  5. Danielle on July 9, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    You will be missed so much by all who knew you! You’re everyone’s special angel now
    We love you chance ❤

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