Janice Sell

January 11, 1956 - March 21, 2020

Janice Sell


Janice Beth Sell, 64 of Belvidere, Illinois, died peacefully at The Atrium Memory Care, March 21, 2020 in Rockford, Illinois. She was born January 11, 1956, in Rockford, to David F. Holman and Alice M. Stoneburner (Carlson). Janice married her sweetheart of 37 years, Don Sell, February 5, 1983, in Divide, Colorado. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1974 and received her LPN while still in high school. She then went on to receive her bachelor degree in nursing from Rockford College.  She worked for Dr. Trejo for ten years and worked at Swedish American for twenty years. She also was an OR technician helping those who needed heart surgery. She did home health care for Swedish American and assisted in outpatient surgeries.

Janice was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She loved quilting, snow and water skiing, bowling, soft ball, swimming and camping. She was always very active.

Janice will be dearly missed by her husband, Don; her mother, Alice Stoneburner; stepsons, Scot and Stuart (Michelle) Sell; sister, Karen (Rob) Holmes; grandchildren, Damon Timmerman, Alexis Sell and Levi Schober; sister in-laws, Kristine (Richard) Beever, Jane (Alan) Schuessler and Mary Sell; cousins, Penny Allen and Dave Haskell; many nieces, nephews , and great nieces and nephews; and Aunt Jo.

She is preceded in death by her father, David Holman; sister, Sandy Holman; step-father, George Stoneburner; and brother in-law, Ronald Sell.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the entire staff at The Atrium and Serenity Hospice for the great care given to Janice. A special thanks to Whitney for her care and Maggie at Music Speaks for being able to get Janice to sing again. Memorials will be established with The Atrium Memory Care and Serenity Hospice. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Janice Sell. I will be praying for all of you.

Sue Schumacher 2020-03-28T23:32:51

Don and family sorry for your loss.

George Skip Anderson 2020-03-26T12:42:26

I have so many memories of the time I spent w/Jan over the years. We worked @ Swedes at the same time and eventually in the same department.
We bowled on a team at Park Lanes and shared so many laughs!! Jan was always a very caring, compassionate nurse and knowledgeable in many areas.
Don & family, Jan became her happiest self when you came into her life. I am so sorry for your loss, but smiling as I remember…God bless you.
Linda L. Butz

Linda Butz 2020-03-25T14:01:29

So very sorry for your loss Don. Jan was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Cherish memories of the good times.

Jerry Schwebke 2020-03-25T13:39:44

We were very sorry to hear of your loss.

Les & Joan Molander 2020-03-25T10:56:13

Our condolence to Don and family.

Bob & Barbara Trapp 2020-03-25T10:38:04

So sorry for your loss!! May God give you peace and comfort today and always!!

Elaine & Terry Ressler 2020-03-25T07:48:13

So sorry for your loss Don

Diane & Stan Bye 2020-03-25T07:35:43

Sorry for your loss Don πŸ™πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸ˜”

Ralph Hatcher 2020-03-24T19:28:01

So sorry for your loss. God be with you all.

Carol Guthrie-Booker 2020-03-24T19:18:34


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