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Jan Lollini

January 7, 1944 - April 21, 2019

Jan Lollini Jan Lollini
    April 23, 2019 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 W. State Street
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Funeral
  • April 24, 2019 | 10:30 A.M.
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church
    2900 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois

The world has lost a true original and a strong woman.  Jan Lollini died surrounded by her loved ones after a short but intense struggle with leukemia.  At the end, Jan was accepting of her fate and she found strength in the knowledge that her continual helping of others as well as the kindness she shared so abundantly were her free pass through the pearly gates.

Born in Chicago to Frank and Louise (Cubelotti) Pelegrino, and raised in Melrose Park, she was the middle of three daughters, but she refused to allow middle child syndrome to get in the way of her success.   Her older sister Antonia DeCola (Anthony) and younger sister Fran Pelegrino (Clint Johnson), were her first friends (they even shared a bed as youngsters) and remained by her side through her death.  This “alliance” lives on even with her passing.

Always a lover of education, Jan started her adulthood teaching 3rd grade at a catholic school.  But her life took a fantastic turn when an aunt introduced her to her future husband and longtime partner in crime, Raymond Lollini, Sr. They soon fell in love and enjoyed 55 years of wedded bliss.

She blazed a trail as a human resources executive upon returning to school to get both an undergraduate and masters degree, years after raising her fabulous children, Raymond Lollini, Jr (Ellen) and Lauren Lollini.  Jan was an enthusiastic and loving mother who enjoyed chauffeuring her children to their vast and varied activities and could be found at every swim meet, ball game, parent teacher conference and child related event.  She served on many boards and volunteered wherever she thought she could be of best service.

Jan spent her retirement years, traveling, golfing, gallivanting with her sisters, playing bridge, volunteering, hanging with loyal friends and enjoying time spent with her wonderful grandchildren, Nate Lollini and Lucy Lollini.  Her eyes would light up in their presence until the very end.  Jan found tremendous pride watching her grandchildren grow into the admirable people they have become.

Family has always been important to Jan and she was surrounded by many nieces and nephews, small and large, in life and in those final days.  Nicholas De Cola (Debbie), Susan Torres (Jeff), Elizabeth Gielda (Greg), Nancy Eatinger. Matthew DeCola (Shawna), Richie DeCola (Emily), Dustin DeCola, Douglas DeCola, Max Dugan, Jacob Dugan, Rachel Dugan, Gabbi Torres, Robby DeCola, Becca Eatinger, Emma Torres, Anthony Eatinger, Vinny DeCola, Gavin Dugan, and Libby Dugan.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St. Charles, IL 60174. Visitation will be 4-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Yurs Funeral Home 1771 W. State Street, Geneva, IL 60134. Entombment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. In lieu of flowers, Jan requested that donations be made to Kane County CASA


madelyn murphy from Crown Point, IN

"so sorry to hear of Jan's passing....she was a good friend that I met when we worked together at Teltrend during the 90's. She always kept in contact all these years and I will miss our luncheons together at Christmas time."

Gail Swanson from Spring Grove , IL

"So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I worked with Jan at World Book for many years. She was a great lady."

Jennifer Nolan from St. Charles, IL

"Lauren, Lucy and family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed talking with your Mom (grandma) at MYS and the pool. She would be beaming with pride for her beautiful granddaughter, Lucy. She was so kind and welcoming and she certainly raised a wonderful, strong daughter (Lauren). Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Mary Barrett from Westchester , IL

"Lauren, I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. I still remember Jan from high school and of being in her company when you were at Trinity especially those thrilling softball games. Love, Mary Barrett"

Kathy Furgason from Aurora , IL

"The CASA staff remembers Jan as a competent, compassionate, effective and dependable advocate for the minors she served as a volGuardian ad Litem. It was a delight to work with her and I offer my sincere condolences on your family’s loss."

Jeri Stoddart from North Vancouver, CA

"Jan and I met on our first day at Trinity High School and although living in different countries, we remained friends for more than 60 years. My brothers and sisters all remember her and are so sorry for your loss.I will miss her forever and am so very happy to have had her in my life all these years."

Deb LePla from Belvidere, IL

"I’m so sorry of the loss of one of my mom’s (Sue Johnston) dearest friends. Jan was a dynamic force and a great support to my mom and dad. She will be missed. Her loved ones are in my prayers. I’m grateful I met her."

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