Obituaries

Barbara A. Bland

December 20, 1950 - December 22, 2019

Barbara A. Bland

Obituary

Barbara A. Bland, 69, of Belvidere, IL passed away on December 22, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on December 20, 1950 in Pierre, SD to Milton and Jean (Sweeney) Whitney. Barbara married her late husband, Donald L. Bland, on September 21, 1974 in Garden Prairie, IL. Barbara worked for Champion International Manufacturing for a number of years. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and has been for many years. Barbara loved playing Scrabble and Bingo, watching Westerns, and listening to Elvis Presley. But most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Kenneth (Julie) Zentner, Donald (Dana) Bland, and Kathy (Michael) Kirane; her grandchildren, Kenny Zentner, Emily Zentner, Amberlie Zentner, Brooke Bland, Brittney Bland, Brennon Bland, JD Kirane, and Jackson Kirane; her brothers and sister, Mel (Kris) Whitney, Sue (John) Cannegieter, Lorna (Mike) Reschke, and Bill Whitney; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald.

The visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. The funeral ceremony will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial at Highland Garden of Memories.  Rev. Dean Parker will be officiating. Memorial donations in Barbara’s name may be gifted to the family to establish a memorial at a later date. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Friday, December 27, 2019
10:00 am - 11:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Friday, December 27, 2019
12:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The funeral ceremony will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial at Highland Garden of Memories.

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Kathy and family. Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies. Tim, jenifer and ryan davis

Jennifer 2019-12-29T18:52:00

Kenny, Donny, Kathy, I send my deepest condolences to you and your families. Your mom was a great friend to me long ago. I babysat the three of you for a few years. I always enjoyed time with your parents. I lost touch with them after I moved to MN. Again I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you.

Becki 2019-12-28T21:40:45

Mel, Lorna and Sue: With heartfelt Sympathy in the lost of your beloved sister, Barb. The bonds of love and family that joined your hearts together will keep all who knew and loved Barb close together. May peace be with Barb.

Teresa & Scott Higgins 2019-12-24T10:11:01

My mother, Mildred Yerk worked with Barb for a number of years at Champion Pkgs. As days go by, May your sorrows turn into happy memories.

Candy Koelling 2019-12-24T07:10:33

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