Janet E. Van Meter Posted: 2020-02-09 18:48:01

Janet E. Van Meter


Janet E. Van Meter, 62 of Pingree Grove, died February 8, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00pm with a service at 6:30pm all at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Janet was born March 10, 1957 the daughter of James and Frances Wilcox. On September 6, 1986 she married Thomas C. Van Meter. She worked as a buyer for Motorola for 33years. She enjoyed yoga, reading, entertaining and her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She spent the last two years proudly serving the students of Hampshire High School, where her grandchildren attend.
She is survived by her sons, Michael DiMarzio and Matthew (Melissa) DiMarzio, her grandchildren, Tessa, Anthony, Nicholas, Andrew, Vincent and Natalie, by her sister, Patricia (Bob) Seidel, an aunt, Ruth, niece, Gracie, and nephew, Brian, many cousins, and wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, brother, James, mother, Frances and father James Wilcox.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Lesli Kitt-Perez 2020-02-10 00:24:58

Such a beautiful soul gone. Having you in my life as a best friend for 50+ years was such a huge blessing and life without you in it will never be the same. God Bless you Janni and may you always be the brightest light that will forever shine in my heart. My Love and Prayers to all of the family and to those whose lives were touched by such an amazing angel. Rest In Peace Janni and know that you will be missed more than words can express.

Jeanne Rose 2020-02-10 08:09:53

Gone too soon cousin I will miss you and your sassy sense of humor, hope to see you again someday love you

George and Mary Ann Andrews 2020-02-10 09:40:44

So sorry-love and prayers. Guess Tommy missed Jan.❣️

Lydia Lewandowski 2020-02-10 13:05:15

So sorry to hear about Jan. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Prayers to the entire family...

Samantha Lucchesi 2020-02-10 15:32:46

Matt and Missy I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Tammy Joseph 2020-02-10 16:55:45

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayer to you and your family.

Alicia Hatanaka 2020-02-10 17:04:07

So sorry for your family’s loss. I hope you are at peace with your husband now. All of us lunch ladies are going to miss you.

Alicia Hatanaka 2020-02-10 17:04:09

So sorry for your family’s loss. I hope you are at peace with your husband now. All of us lunch ladies are going to miss you.

Dave & Rosanne Hoogenboom 2020-02-10 20:30:33

She will be missed on earth but has many people waiting to greet her in her new everlasting home.

Edward Bartley 2020-02-11 02:15:44

Sorry for your loss! I knew Jan in 7th and 8th grade. She was my girl friend in 8th grade. Last time I saw her was a 10 or 15 year Glenbard North reunion.

Cindy Derrico 2020-02-11 14:02:19

Janni The day you left us a part of me went with you. My heart is broken in a million pieces. I'm having this terrible night mare and I can't wake up. You are My Best Friend! You are My Rock. So many good times we had together, so many laughs so many memories. I will cherish them and hold in M y Heart Forever. I know they will be safe there . Nobody will ever be able to take them away from me, not even God. I made you a promise and you know I will keep it. Patty Matt Mike and Missy you are stuck with me whether you like it or not. I am your new pain in the Ass. With all this being said until we meet again. I will Miss You every day and I Love you more then you can ever imagine. Your Bestie Forever, Cindy xoxo

Penny Stynoski- Aramark 2020-02-11 16:36:34

So sorry for your loss.

Deb Welch 2020-02-11 17:27:29

Jan, you were always an amazing person and I enjoyed our posts and talks on facebook. I'm so sorry. Fly with the angels and I'll see you soon.

Mary Jo Calcagni 2020-02-11 19:59:49

Matt, Patti, and Family, My deepest condolences to all of you. A part of our Motorola Gals Club is gone forever. We met when all of us worked together in Motorola Drop Ship and we remained very close even after all of us left the company. We shared the good times, and the bad times too, in the almost 30 years that the gals were together and our yearly Christmas parties were second to none. I am heartbroken on the loss of Jan. She was great help to me when my late was Mom was sick and I’ll never forget our talks. May Jan rest in peace. Goodbye my dear friend.

Kathirose Rizzo 2020-02-11 20:08:40

I am saddened to hear the news of Jan’s passing. I pray God will strengthen and encourage you in your time of bereavement. May your memories give you strength in the coming days.