Janet Sue Mills Vink
October 4, 1954-April 16, 2021
GENESEO-Janet Sue Mills Vink, 66, of Geneseo, IL, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory – Geneseo, IL. A second night of visitation will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church in Pella, IA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church in Pella, IA with Pastor Max Wagaman officiating. She will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Leighton, IA. Memorials may be made in her name to Group Mission Trips.
Janet was born on October 4, 1954 to Howard Earl and Nina Bell (Lampe) Mills. She was one of nine kids and was the middle child. She attended Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, IA and graduated in 1973. Janet worked at various jobs throughout her life and retired in November of 2016. She was married to Mark Vink on August 9, 1997. The greatest joy of their marriage was when they adopted Charles in October of 2007, and when her granddaughter, Savannah was born. Janet was a member of the Colona United Methodist Church, where she was heavily involved. She enjoyed working with the youth group and going on 40 mission trips with Mark and the youth. Her passion was sewing and she recently took up quilting.
Janet loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her 150 nieces and nephews. She was happiest when she was cooking, baking and crocheting for them all. She looked forward every year for her sisters weekend trips and the many fun trips with Louise. Janet loved her devotional time. When she was diagnosed with cancer, her new motto in life was "I pray everyone sees Christ through me."
Those left to cherish her memory included her husband, Mark Vink; son, Charles Springer; brothers, David (Sally) Mills, Eddie (Tanya) Mills, Roger (Ranetta) Mills; sisters, Linda (Phil) Erikson, Louise (Arlyn) Vink, Mary Jo (Gary) Borcherding, and Debbie Sinclair; mother-in-law, Joyce Vink; brothers-in-law, Arlyn (Louise) Vink, and Byron Vink; sisters-in-law, Joann DeHaan, Loraine VanVeldhuizen, and Carolyn (Blain) Bogaard; granddaughter, Savannah Springer; 150 nieces and nephews and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends whom she adored.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Nina Mills; brother, Clarence Mills; brothers-in-law, Howard Sinclair, and Greg VanVeldhuizen; nephew, Robbie Perry; nieces, Sabrina Sinclair, and Evyn Gentry; and father-in-law, Arie Vink, Jr.