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“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. ...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Parks - STERLING, IL

“Les, I am sorry for your loss. It has been some time since I've seen or talked to you but that doesn't change the fact that I hope you are taking...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Doug Queckboerner - Chadwick, IL

“So Sorry for your loss Les will be thinking of you and to the other lives that she has touched. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Ann Cunningham - Dixon, IL

“Les, My heart is broken that we've loss Jan Marie. I'm so sorry we lost contact after you moved to Galena, she was such a special friend and I wish...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Beth Tegeler Noack - San antonio , TX

“Jan worked for me years ago at Bi-County Preschool. I found her to be a happy and cooperative aide. She was a 1-1 for a child with Autism and she...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Julia Garland - Sterling, IL

“Les, I'm so sorry for your loss. She was such a great and loving person. We were never in a bad mood when she was around. She was a awesome person...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Norma Garza Medrano - sterling , IL

“Les, sorry for your loss. What a special person she was and great to work with all of those years at ECTC. We could make each other laugh when we...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Bridget (Kjellander) Paluzzi - ID

“Les, I am so very sorry to read that we lost a wonderful lady. I will always remember how she just loved my daughter Amanda and would call her ...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Janet (Long) Ruiz - Sterling , IL

“Today I am so saddened at hearing of the loss of my friend ..Les I am so sorry .In time and when you feel up to it I hope you will call me . 815-973...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Langenfeld - Woosung, IL

“So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Dan and Dee (Coffey) Floto - IL

“I worked with Jan at ECTC and remained friends we continued with Christmas cards each year to keep in touch One memory that stands out to me is on...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Coleen Hanabarger - Palmetto, FL

“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Mackay Larsen - IL


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Janet Marie Garretson, 58, of Sterling, IL, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at her home in Sterling after a prolonged illness.

Jan was born September 15, 1953, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Albert and Eileen (Lee) Skibinskie. Jan worked as a Special Education Teacher in the area public schools.

Survivors include her husband, Les Garretson of Sterling, IL; her mother, Eileen Skibinskie of Countryside Manor, Dixon, IL; and one sister, Susan (Steve) Mackey of Oregon, IL.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Skibinskie; and one brother, Rick Skibinskie, Sr.

It was her request that cremation rites be accorded. Arrangements completed by the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, Rock Falls.