Janice Rolene Lender (nee Anderson), age 80, passed away with her loving family at her side on Friday, March 20, 2020.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, David E. Lender; three sons, Beau Farias, Adam and Joshua Lender; daughter, Sarah (Carl) Hawkins (nee Lender); six grandchildren, Kelsey (Billy) Miller (nee Nicioli), Alana, Athena (Zach), Matthea, and Rena Farias, and Courtney Ditchman; two great-grandchildren, Aubree and Lilyana Miller; brothers, Roland (Lisa) Anderson, and two sisters, Beverly Kozlowski and Marilyn (John) Cokely. As well numerous nieces, nephews, adopted children and grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Helen (nee Westburg) Anderson; brother-in-law, David Kozlowski, and her sons, Steven Farias and Norman Lender.
Janice was born on March 18, 1940 in Chicago Heights, IL. She was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepard: Evangelical Covenant and the Christian Women’s Club in Joliet, IL. She served for many years in women’s ministries and she loved to celebrate her Swedish heritage through leading the St. Lucia Celebration.
There will be no services for Janice at this time.
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