Obituaries

Janice Marie Blake

July 27, 1945 - August 1, 2022

Janice Marie Blake

Obituary

Janice M. Blake (née Ericksen), 77, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully, August 1, 2022, in Geneva, IL. Jan was born on July 27, 1945, in Chicago, to the late Marvin & late Marie Ericksen, youngest sibling of the late Shirley (late Stanley) & late Sonny (Louise). Jan met Lowell in June of 1967; they fell in love & were married on August 24, 1968. Lowell moved city-girl, Jan, to the country where they would build their home & family. Together they enjoyed 21 years of retirement together, 11 years were spent in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Rogersville, TN. In 2013, Jan & Lowell returned home to Belvidere, IL to be close to their family. Jan enjoyed baking, playing with her sweet dog, Trey & had the gift of gab. She was the life of the party & her laughter was contagious. Most of all, Jan treasured her time with her loving family.

She will be dearly missed. Beloved wife of Lowell; loving mother of the late Jim (Angie); infant son, Jay Perry, & Chris (Amy); cherished grandmother of Amber (Josh), Arika, Ava, Grayson, & Liam; and great grandmother of Stella & Renley. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews & dear friends.

The visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss will officiate. Burial private. To light a candle and share a condolence, please visit andersonfcs.com. Flowers &/or memorial contributions to Lowell Blake. 

Service Schedule

Thursday, August 4, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.

Thursday, August 4, 2022
3:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss will officiate.

Burial private.

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Barry and I are so very sorry to hear of Jans passing. Her bright smile and cheerful, giving personality will be dearly missed in our little neighborhood.

Kathleen Tarleton 2022-08-05T11:11:19

My deepest sympathy for you and your family at Jan’s passing. Have happy memories of being cousins growing up together living across the street from each other. I’m hoping you’re feeling the prayers for the Lord’s peace at this difficult time.

Linda (Hart) Larson 2022-08-04T09:16:12

OUR CONDOLENCES TO LOWELL & CHRIS AND ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ON THE PASSING OF JAN. WE HAVE BEEN GOOD FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS FOR MANY YEARS. JAN WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. MAY YOU ALL FIND COMFORT AND PEACE IN THE MEMORIES YOU SHARE OF JAN .
TROY & NORMA

TROY & NORMA EFFLER 2022-08-03T06:15:22

You have the Armstrong family’s most sincere sympathies through your time of loss. May the Almighty, who is the God of all Comfort, wrap you about with his grace and strength.

Ethan Armstrong 2022-08-02T20:48:12

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