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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

Janice Elaine Larson

November 30, 1938August 30, 2019
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Janice E. Larson, nee Yonker, 80, of Springfield, Illinois, born November 30, 1938 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, passed away, Friday, August 30, 2019 in Springfield, Illinois. Janice had a big heart and loved her family with all her might. She lived each day by the motto, “The more the merrier.” She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and was a competitive roller skater in her earlier days. She was a very proud woman, who will truly be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Neil Larson; her parents, James and Norma, nee Moore, Yonker; and a sister, Eva Huey. Surviving to cherish her memory are Rick (Diana) Larson, of Greenville, South Carolina, Leanne Baldini, of Belleville, Illinois, Laurie (RG) Gillis, of Springfield, Illinois, Jeff (Dana) Larson, of Evansville, Indiana, and Jim Larson, O’Fallon, Illinois; her eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; her two sisters, Bev Butler and Carol (Tom) Devoe; a brother, Butch Yonker; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorials are appreciated to the Salvation Army or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhalagardensandfuneralhome.com. Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. Funeral: Services will be held at 12:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

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