Janet E. Tomsic - 96

8/9/1917 - 12/7/2013

Byron, IL

Janet E. Tomsic, 96, of Byron died Saturday Dec. 7, 2013 in Prairie View Assisted Living, Winnebago. She was born August 10, 1917 in Byron, IL the daughter of Jacob & Engel (Hayenga) DeVries. She married Herbert L. Claassen on Sept. 18, 1940; he died serving in WW II on March 10, 1945. On Feb. 19, 1966 she married Martin Tomsic; he died in 1990. Janet was a waitress at Indian Village for 29 years. She enjoyed crocheting, and gardening and was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church. Janet loved being with her family, especially going to all the great grandchildren’s sporting events.
Survivors include her daughter, Barb (Jerry) Dowd of Byron; grandchildren, Kathleen (Rick) Snodgrass & Kelly (Jim) O’Hare; great grandchildren, Michael (Kaeli) Snodgrass, Ryan (Angie) Snodgrass, Trent Snodgrass & Emma O’Hare; step-great grandchildren, Matt (Olga) O’Hare, Nick (Tara) O’Hare, Heather Zumbragel; great great grandson, Bowen Snodgrass; step great great grandson, Ryan Zumbragel; and foster great grandson, Dallas. She was also preceded in death by brothers & sisters, Sadie Elms, Harold DeVries, Sr., Peter DeVries, Ada Ruth Edgren, Jacob DeVries, Jr., & Thomas DeVries.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Ebenezer Reformed Church, rural Oregon. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron. Memorials may be directed to Ebenezer Reformed Church, Prairie View Assisted Living in Winnebago or Heartland Hospice.


Tuesday Dec. 10th from 6:00-7:00 PM at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron


Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Ebenezer Reformed Church, rural Oregon

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