Janis (Blickhan) Foreman

Janis (Blickhan) Foreman, age 53, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on September 28, 1970 in Quincy the daughter of Robert and Virginia (Koetters) Blickhan.

Janis was a graduate of both Quincy Notre Dame High School and John Wood Community College. She was a beloved employee of Blue Cross Blue Shield for 23 years.

Janis loved cats. She was obsessed with books and history, particularly U.S. History and ancient Egypt. She also greatly enjoyed her coffee and movies. She was a Cardinal fan. Janis enjoyed games, was a trivia fanatic, and was a staunch conservative.

Janis is survived by:
HER MOTHER: Virginia Blickhan. HER DAUGHTER: Ashley Foreman.
HER SIBLINGS: Roger Blickhan of Quincy, IL; Nancy Arata (Tom) of Eagan MN; Gary Blickhan (Wendy) of Quincy; Steve Blickhan of Pleasant Plains, IL; and Karen Metzger (Brian) of Mahomet, IL. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

Janis was preceded in death by her father, and a sister: Linda Blickhan.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 9:45 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to World Wildlife Fund or to the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Qualla Wingerter on November 2, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    My heart is deeply saddened to hear of Janis’ unexpected passing. Janis had such a big heart and willing to go above and beyond to accomplish whatever needed to be done. I will miss her and her witty conversations! My deepest prayers and condolences to her family! May God comfort you and give you peace and strength🙏

  2. Jerry & Sue Schmidt on November 3, 2023 at 1:04 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

    • Mark A. Wiewel on November 5, 2023 at 5:50 pm

      To the Janis Blickhan Foreman Family:
      I’m very sorry for your loss.
      Eternal rest Janis.
      Chaplain Mark Wiewel
      Blessing Hospital

  3. Linda Faler on November 3, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Janis sure did make a good friend and co-worker. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

  4. Peggy Homan on November 4, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Janis was a hard worker and all around good person. She was very dedicated in taking care of her parents and daughter. May she rest in peace.

  5. Lonny Lemon on November 4, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Virginia and family,
    I was saddened to hear of your loss. I vividly remember Janis’ always happy attitude and wonderful smile in my classroom at QND. She was a joy to be around. I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the days ahead, and that HE will fill your hearts and souls with only the great memories that you created, and shared with Janis. God Bless.

  6. Bryan Blickhan on November 21, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    I went to high school with Janis and always remember her as funny and kind. So sorry to hear of her passing.

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