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 🙏😔🙏😔🙏😔

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

Don. Mary and I are so sorry for your loss. Having known you and your family and worked with you for so many years I am saddened to read this, and then being with your cousin Mary, and having worked with your sister’s husband Al makes it even worse. Be strong my friend.

Dave Davis & Mary Sterinke Stark 2020-03-24T16:58:12

Don so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers . I remember the first time Jan and I had a conversation sitting in the family room at the farm. She was a sweet lady great sister in law so happy to have her as part of my adopted family. Love you

Dorothy M Bigelow 2020-03-24T12:47:13

I’m so sorry. I will be praying for you and your family.

Joann Hammack 2020-03-24T11:25:09

Sorry to hear about Jan. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Beth Plomos 2020-03-24T09:31:09

Don so very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Ron & Bonnie Gibbs

Bonnie J Gibbs 2020-03-24T08:13:24

My sincere condolences to you and your family through this difficult time. I am saddened by your loss Don. Prayers for you and your family.

Donna Brumbelow 2020-03-24T08:05:20

Sorry for your lost. Will be in our prayers.

Larry Steinke 2020-03-24T06:51:49

Thoughts & Prayers to BBC you & all your family

LaDonna Koper 2020-03-24T03:32:31

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers for you & all your family at this time

LaDonna whalen Koper 2020-03-24T03:24:09

So sorry for your loss. Jan was a kind and compassionate person.

Caroline Seabaugh 2020-03-23T21:44:24

Hello Don,
We are so sorry for the loss of your wife, Ja

Karen L. Campbell 2020-03-23T21:05:46

We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this sad and difficult time.
Sending our Love.

Paul and Debbie Timmerman 2020-03-23T20:14:19

We are so very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

Kevin and Sharon McGraw 2020-03-23T19:52:17

Janet & I were saddened to hear the news – our most sincere condolences –

Janet & Dan Nelson 2020-03-23T19:42:40

So so sorry Don…its a great loss …

Laura eklund 2020-03-23T19:39:13

Don we terribly sorry to hear about Jan. Many prayers for you and your family though this difficult time.

Tyler & Brenda Chandler 2020-03-23T19:30:33

Donny so very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Please keep us updated on the celebration of life. If you need anything let me know. Take care.

Debbi Bloomingdale 2020-03-23T19:17:50

Don, so sorry to see that Jan has passed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time.

Jo Ellen Coleman 2020-03-23T18:34:30

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers🌹

Matthew Gates 2020-03-23T18:09:14

We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. May the many wonderful memories help ease the pain of your loss.

Stuart & Marcia Schultz 2020-03-23T17:46:31

My condolences to Don Sell and all the Sell family, may loving memories of Jan comfort you. Beverly and Dana Woodard

Beverly Woodard 2020-03-23T17:35:56

So very sorry for you loss. Praying for you and your family.

Pamela (west)Daly 2020-03-23T17:33:25

I am so sorry for your loss I know she is happy and safe in Gods Heaven now I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Pam 2020-03-23T17:10:37


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