Obituary: Janet A. Knight (nee Planer)

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April 18, 1944 – February 6, 2021

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Janet A. Knight, age 76 of Lansing, Illinois formerly of Calumet City, Illinois passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021. She is survived by her loving children Sherri (late Todd) Bergfors, Debbie (Bill) Anderson, and Kim (Gary) Robertson. Cherished grandmother of Ashley, Kyle, Lindsay, Emily, and Jessica and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her husband Robert Knight, Jr., loving parents Albert and Irene (nee Heine) Planer and brother Loren Planer.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services for Janet will be held Friday, February 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor John Richy officiating. Janet will be laid to rest at Oak Glen Lutheran Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking, when visiting with the family, to please wear a mask and follow the six feet social distancing protocol.

Janet was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend. Over the years she worked at Venture, Kmart, and Walmart, and she enjoyed helping and taking care of all her customers.

She took great pride in her flower garden; she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who she loved dearly. She enjoyed doing crafts, ceramics, and going to crafts shows around the area. She had a special place in her heart for her dogs Max and Winter. She enjoyed taking long rides in the country where she enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Janet was loved by many and she will be dearly missed.


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