Janice May Byers

Janice May Byers

Janice May Byers

Janice May Byers was born in Peoria, Illinois on June 9, 1958 and died on December 31, 2022.

Janice grew up in Waukegan, Illinois and graduated from Waukegan High School in 1976. She worked as an executive secretary for the Lake County Department of Court Services for 34 years, from 1984 until her retirement in 2018. She moved to Friendship, Wisconsin in 2019 after having built her dream log home. While in Waukegan, she attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church where she volunteered several years as the arts & crafts teacher for Vacation Bible School and was the secretary of the LWML Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. In Wisconsin she joined Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was elected as the LWML Zone 14 secretary, member of Fellowship Committee and assisted the Financial Committee.

She loved caring for her pets, gardening, reading, cooking and various hand crafting. Throughout the years she donated numerous handmade crafts to several organizations.

She is survived by 3 sisters: Karen Byers, Marcia (Byers) Julian and Nancy Mason; nieces and nephews; Colin Marc Byers, Donald Paul Julian, Erin (Julian) Beake, Hugh Francis O’Donnell IV, and Hannah Wilson Figgins; grandnephew Chase Beake, grandnieces Zoe Beake and Kiernan O’Donnell. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul Byers and Alice Byers.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 10th, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Adams, Wisconsin. Rev. John Krebs will officiate.

Interment will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery at a later date.

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  1. Shawn Brennan says:

    I was so saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. I worked with her for many years and we always spoke on the phone even now that we were both retired. She was a wonderful friend. I wish her and her family peace and comfort.

  2. Toni Petropoulos Sokorelis says:

    Janice was an amazing woman full of life and talents. I worked with Janice for more than 30 years. She was the first to knit me a baby blanket for my first born, which I still have and hold close to my heart. May God grant her peace and may her memory by ever eternal. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Beth Ahrens says:

    I am so sorry to hear that Janice passed away. I worked with her at Lake County Probation for years and missed her after she retired. She was always even tempered, even when others were upset. I am glad that she was able to see her log cabin dream come true! She will be missed.

  4. Candace Timokhin says:

    I hold many fond memories of Janice near and dear to my heart. I worked alongside her for 12 years at the county. My heart is broken at the news of her passing. To her family, please accept my most sincere condolences.

  5. Penny Novy says:

    Janice and I worked together years ago and we quickly became good friends. She was the nicest person I ever worked with. Even after I quit working for Lake County government, she and I would get together occasionally for dinner. My deepest condolences to Janice’s family and friends for her loss. She will be missed.

  6. Robert Cesar says:

    Janice and I worked together for many years. She was very dedicated to her work which she always performed at a high level and with great pride. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  7. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I send our condolences and prayers to all who knew and loved Janice. She is a member of our church, always there to help, she will be missed.

  8. Dale Everett Reich says:

    I am saddened by Janice’s passing. She was an upbeat and positive Christian woman who will be missed by those of us who knew her. My sincere condolences to her family.