Janet Lenschow

Born: Saturday, August 28, 1937
Passed: Thursday, December 28, 2017

1/3/2018 | 11:00 am -
Quiram Sycamore Chapel 

1/2/2018 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Quiram Sycamore Chapel 


Jan Lenschow, 80, of Sycamore, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017, with her family at her side.
Born August 28, 1937, in Maple Park, the daughter of Spainer and Ruth (Snyder) Pearson, Jan married Robert Charles Lenschow on June 27, 1959, in Maple Park; he predeceased her on September 18, 1984.
Jan loved gardening, family vacations and time with her grandchildren. She was an avid Cubs and Bulls fan and attended many games. She enjoyed Sunday morning gatherings after church, Jan's strength, courage and generosity will be remembered by many.
She is survived by her children, Charles (Lynn), Rick, and Amy (Bob) Brown, all of Sycamore; grandchildren, Kristin, Traci, Nash and Brooklyn; sisters, Inez Keneway and Joan Haug, both of Sycamore; and brother-in-law, Roland Crobbe of Maple Park.
Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Richard Pearson and Joyce Crobbe.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., with the Rev. Dr. Dan Swinson officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, at the funeral home.

Condolences & Shared Memories (5)

  1. Irvin Sanderson

    My deepest sympathies to the family of Janet. I was in TN visiting my brother, only got home Tuesday evening. Janet and I went through grade and high school all twelve years. Irvin Sanderson

  2. Penne Reynolds McCabe

    Inez, Joan and Roland - I am so very sorry for your loss. Janet was so quick with a smile and a hello - that will be missed for sure. Didn't see her often but when I would run into her somewhere there was always that smile with that twinkle in her eye and she always remembered who I was. That touched me and still does when I think of her. Love and hugs to you all.

  3. Belinda Stanger

    Jan was amazing to me in 1998 when I started my schooling at NIU. I had just gotten out of the Army in December 1997 and was starting classes in January of 1998. She allowed me to live with her because I had no other options on short notice and the winter commute from Schaumburg would have been brutal. I may have only been there a few months, but that time helped me get connected with even more family on my maternal grandpa's side. She will be missed but I am so glad I have been able to connect with Amy. I think NIU was meant to be more so to have family nearby. Jan always loved the family she married into and I am so glad I was one of those family members.

  4. Yvonne Johnstad

    So sorry for your loss Chuck and family. Prayers for comfort during this time. It’s so difficult losing a parent.

  5. Alpha

    I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the broken-hearted " and "comforts all who mourn" sustain you during this difficult time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) It is normal to grieve over the death of a loved one. Jesus' disciples mourned the death of their loved ones. (John 11:33-35, 38; Acts 8:2; 9:39) Instead, we view it as a time to show empathy. Romans 12:15. With sincerest sympathy.