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Toscana Restaurant & Lounge
Saturday December 3rd, 2022
11:00am - 3:00pm

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Janice Stilling

Janice Stilling, 86, of Palatine, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on October 15, 2022.

Janice was a graduate of Northern Illinois University in Dekalb and received a degree in education. She taught history and geography at the junior high level for many years before becoming a stay at home mom to her six children and a foster mom to many infants.  In an article written about her from May of 1980, she was quoted for saying, “Someday I might go back to teaching and whatever I do will have to involve children because without them, it wouldn’t be any fun”.  Janice did go back and spent 25 years at Palatine High School dedicated to working in special education. She had a love and passion for children especially for her students with special needs.  

 She is survived by her beloved husband Richard Stilling; loving children Terry (Carla) Stilling, Kelly (Jim) Sisto, Amy (Tom) Tanner, Jody (Bob) Stoltz, Holly (Chris) Jancek, Christopher (Angelica) Stilling and Ayodele Adelogba; treasured grandchildren Travis, Shawn, Jimmy, Danny, Ryan, Samantha, Kayla, Charles, Wesley, Matthew, Danny, Kaitlyn, Max and Sebastion; cherished sister Lois (Robert)Tria and niece Carrie Alani (Laith).

Celebration of Life for Jan Stilling 
Open house at Toscana Italian Restaurant/International Banquets
1859 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
(corner of Wilke and Central road)
Saturday, December 3, 2022 
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL


Holly and Jody (and family)
It was very evident how much your mom loved life and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. PHS was not the same after she retired. Continue to love each other during this bittersweet time.

Praying for you,
Ellen Cauthorn 🌹

Ellen Cauthorn 🌹 Oct 25 2022 12:16 AM

Jodie ,Holly and Family so Sorry to hear about Mom,she's finally at peace.leaving behind alot of memory that will never fade.

Dave & Linda Corrigan Oct 22 2022 11:30 AM

I’m very saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. I was so blessed to work with her so many years. She was a beautiful soul and will be missed by so many. Sending prayers and loving thoughts to her wonderful family.

Marni Hill Foderaro Oct 20 2022 8:30 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking about all of you and praying for all for you during this difficult time. I know she was surrounded by a beautiful family and very loved!

Nicole Sengstock Oct 19 2022 8:20 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Jan was such a wonderful help when I first joined Palatine High School as a teacher assistant in Special Ed. She will be missed.

Christine Coletto Oct 18 2022 11:57 PM