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Remembering you is easy I do it everyday. Missing you is a heartache that never goes away. Miss you Mom 1 year already

Posted by: sherry - sterling, IL - daughter   Sep 25, 2015

Dear Sherry and George:
We did meet a number of years ago, before your mother started on dialysis. I went to school with Jan and Jim through St. Mary's and Newman and together with a third friend, David Kooy, we made the Sterling Theatre a little richer on Friday and Saturdays together with a few other friends. Jan had the most contagious laugh and we made sure she laughed a lot. All who knew her now share an emptiness of

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Posted by: Tom Reilly - Beloit, WI - Friend of Jim and Jan   Oct 05, 2014

Just wanted to post something about that absolute strongest person I have ever known. Her courage and fight thru all the decades of health issues prove that the human spirit can prevail if it wants to. I know for a fact her fight was for her children and especially 2 very important people Sierra and Gage. I am a better person for having known her and lucky to be a part of her life for the last 24 years............ Rest In Peace

Posted by: George - Son in law   Oct 02, 2014

Sherry & George and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our Mom's were good friends, I am glad our paths crossed. Call me sometime if you want to talk... take care.

Posted by: Rick, Chris & Noah Rucker - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   Sep 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Janet was a Newman classmate.

Posted by: Sharon McKee Fuglestad    Sep 29, 2014

My sympathies to Janet 's family...she was a classmate at Newman

Posted by: Jane M Kaup - Chicago, IL - Classmate   Sep 28, 2014

Mom, our hearts still ache In sadness and secret tears still flow, what it ment to lose you no one will ever know.

Posted by: Welker family - Sterling, IL - daughter   Sep 28, 2014

A true angel of a person is now an angel for all time.

We will miss our "grandma Jan"

Posted by: The Dawson family - Polo, IL   Sep 27, 2014