The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


November 6, 2013

Janice Eileen Boelkens

Janice Eileen Boelkens

Oct. 5, 1946 - Nov. 4, 2013

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ill. — Janice Eileen Boelkens, 67, of Milledgeville, IL, entered the presence of the Lord, Monday, November 4, 2013 while her loving husband was at her side, at Eagle Point Nursing Home in Clinton, IA.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, with Pastor Herb Bollman, pastor at Faith Reformed Church, in Lanark, IL, officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Cottonwood Cemetery in Morrison, IL.

Memorials may be directed to Faith Reformed Church in Lanark, IL and Unity Christian Schools in Fulton, IL.

Janice was born October 5, 1946 in Morrison, IL, to Edward E. and Marian G. (VanderEide) Newendyke.

Janice attended Garden Plain, Cottonwood, and Union Grove Grade Schools and graduated from Morrison High School in Morrison, IL. She later attended the Clinton Business College.

She married Donald J. Boelkens on March 7, 1969 in Fulton, IL.

She worked at the Albany First Trust and Savings Bank, the Farmers State Bank in Chadwick, IL, and later worked at the Goodwill in Sterling, IL. Jan was also a caregiver and companion for many residents in the Carroll County area.

Jan was a former member of First Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, and presently a member at Faith Reformed Church in Lanark, IL.

Jan enjoyed crocheting, gardening, reading, and traveling the area to listen to gospel quartets.

Survivors include husband, Donald; two brothers, Elwyn (Iola) Newendyke, New Boston, MO, and LaVerne Newendyke, Morrison, IL; three sisters-in-law, Joyce (Randy) Stenback, German Valley, IL, Janet Winters, Milledgeville, IL, and Jane (Dana) Miller, Mt. Carroll, IL; three brothers-in-law, Delbert (Dorothy) Boelkens, Forreston, IL, David (Jan) Boelkens, Lanark, IL, Stanley Boelkens, Milledgeville, IL; two aunts, Evelyn (Floyd) Perkins and Jessie VanderEide; one uncle, Carl (Wilma) VanderEide; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law Clarence and Bertha Boelkens.

Death date: Nov. 4, 2013

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