Obits: Janson, Abbey


Charles Joseph Janson Jr., 95, Fairbury, died at 8:06 am Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Good Samaritan Home, Pontiac.

His funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at St. Andrew Parish, Fairbury with Fr. Scott Archer officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Fairbury with full military rites accorded by the Fairbury VFW and American Legion posts. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00 am Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. The family suggests memorials be given to St. Andrew Parish, Fairbury.

Mr. Janson was born February 22, 1923 in New York, New York the son of Charles Joseph and Madeline Veronica Harrigan Janson Sr. He married Easter Cornelia Yates on July 3, 1959 in Chicago, IL. She preceded him in death on August 10, 2001.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Sister Charles of St. Joseph O. Carm.; one step-daughter, Peggy E. Otworth and one step-son, William M. Sullens.

Mr. Janson served in the United States Navy during WWII. He later worked as a civilian for the Department of the Navy until his retirement.

Rhonda Abbey:

Rhonda Jeanne Abbey, 62 of Cropsey, passed away at 5:35 am, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.

Funeral Service will be 11 am, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Cropsey United Methodist Church, Cropsey with Pastor Gifty Smith officiating. Interment will follow the service in Cropsey Cemetery, Cropsey.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm, Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury; and 10 to 10:45 am, Friday, prior to the funeral at the church in Cropsey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Community Cancer Center in Normal, Cropsey United Methodist Church, or the Cropsey Area Community Fund – Park Project.

Rhonda was born April 14, 1955 in Fairbury, the daughter of George and Shirley (Griswold) Dohman. She married Jeff Abbey on April 20, 1974 in Fairbury. Her husband survives in Cropsey. Her parents and mother-in-law Lois Abbey preceded her in death.

Other survivors include three children, Brett Abbey of Madison, WI; Ryan (Tanya) Abbey of Gurnee, IL; Nicole (Mike) Wolf of Fairbury; four grandchildren, Madelyn and Emma Wolf, and Thomas and George Abbey; three brothers, Ron (Carla) Dohman of Fairbury; John (Judy) Dohman of Gridley; Philip (Guylaine) Dohman of Fairbury; treasured father in-law James Abbey of Fairbury.

Rhonda was a member of the Cropsey United Methodist Church, Cropsey where she served as Treasurer for many years. She was employed by Mr. Timber, Honegger’s, Citizen’s State Bank of Cropsey and assisted in every aspect of our family businesses. Her greatest joy was to serve and care for others especially her family. In recent years, her grandchildren were the light of her life and will miss her dearly.

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