JANICE ANDERSON, 75 HARVARD - After a courageous three-year battle with ovarian cancer, Janice Anderson, 75, of Harvard passed away peacefully with family at her bedside Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, who will live forever in our hearts. Born July 4, 1936, in DeKalb. Predeceased by parents Walter and Lois Skaar. She married her soul mate, Dale Anderson on June 23, 1956, at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Janice was extremely devoted to her family, was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, traveling, and her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. She worked at Follett Software Company in Crystal Lake more than 25 years. Survivors include loving husband Dale Sr.; four sons, Dale Jr., Thomas (Vicki), Timothy (Carla) and Mark (Jennifer); 12 grandchildren, Jennifer (Kris) Bradford, Daniel (Angela), Christa, Casey, Tatum, Karch, Jaxon, Carter, Weston, Ava, Becklin and Cooper; great-grandchildren, Makenna (Jennifer and Kris), Mila (Casey and fiancé Kristoffer) and Sharla Anderson. Janice was one of 15 brothers and sisters. We would like to especially thank Dr. Hoskins, the extraordinary, caring staffs from Center for Cancer Care and the 4 West Oncology Unit at OSF for the devoted care given to Janice. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home. Tributes to the family at sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2011