January 29, 1937 – September 30, 2012
Janis L. “Cool Mama” Coffman, 75, Rockford, passed away at her home on September 30, 2012. She was born on January 29, 1937 in Freeport to Eugene and Grace (Reed) Fouke. She was a graduate of West High School in Rockford. Janis enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, gardening, listening to music and playing the piano. She owned her own home daycare for many years and has a very special passion and love for caring for children. She is survived by her children, Darcy Neilsen, Derek (Lori) Coffman, and Jay (Norma) Coffman; grandchildren Sean “Bubs” Martinez, Taylor “Baby Cakes” Coffman, and Jade “Chicky Birdie” Coffman; brothers, Jan Fouke and Gary Fouke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Additionally, she is survived by her special friends, Pat and Dick Fry, Jennie Salm and Sue Alfaro. Janis is preceded in death by her parents. The family would like to extend a special thanks to VNA Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Reverend Joe Marek will be officiating. There will a visitation, Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be submitted to www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com
- Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2012
- Funeral Service Friday, October 5, 2012
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October 8, 2012
I will miss you Jan! I have known you a long 12 years with my journey at Angle Inn with you and the ladies every Saturday. I just seen you a few weeks ago and I'm thankful for that. Thank you for all of the gifts over the years at Christmas for me and even my daughter. You were a very sweet woman and will be missed by many. May you rest in peace now. Much love to you and your family!! - Tara (Server at Angle Inn Restaurant)
Mike and Claudia Salm
October 6, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Jeanne talked about Jan all the time. She will be truly missed.
October 6, 2012
What a wonderful person you were!
October 4, 2012
My prayers are with Darcy and the family. Jan was one of my mother's best friends. Jan helped my mom during her last days, and was a true friend.
October 1, 2012
To my beautiful mom. May you enjoy all the music the Angels will be playing around you. You were my strength,my friend,my mother,my everything. While everyone around me always found my weaknesses and faults,you always saw my true heart and soul. You saw my kindness and goodness. Fly free beautiful lady!