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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 ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: sherry - sterling, IL - daughter

“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....Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Reilly - Beloit, WI

“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...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: George - Son in law

“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...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Rick, Chris & Noah Rucker - IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Janet was a Newman classmate. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sharon McKee Fuglestad

“My sympathies to Janet 's family...she was a classmate at Newman ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jane M Kaup - Chicago, IL

“Mom, our hearts still ache In sadness and secret tears still flow, what it ment to lose you no...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Welker family - Sterling, IL

“A true angel of a person is now an angel for all time. We will miss our "grandma Jan" ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: The Dawson family - Polo, IL


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Janet S. Near, age 73 of Sterling died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.

Janet was born August 28, 1941 in Mendota, the daughter of Maurice D. and Eleanor (Baumgartner) Herbach. She worked at G.E. in Morrison for many years.

Survivors include one daughter, Sherry (George) Welker of Sterling; one son, David Near of Sterling and two grandchildren, Sierra and Gage.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

A private family graveside service will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.