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Harriet Janis

May 2, 1943 - February 16, 2021

Harriet Janis Harriet Janis
    February 24, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • February 24, 2021 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Union Cemetery, St. Charles, IL

Harriet Janis, 77, died Tuesday, February 16, surrounded by her loving family.  She was greatly loved by her children, grandchildren and their families.  

The daughter of Josef and Stella Pawlicka, Harriet was born on May 2, 1943 just outside of Warsaw, Poland.  On February 27, 1971, she married Leon Janis in Phoenix, Arizona.

Harriet was a very talented seamstress and she was well known in the community for her work.  She loved to garden and cook but she most loved spending time with her family, friends and customers.  She was recognized for her kindness, generosity and care for others.  

She is survived by daughter Pamela (Dale) Detweiler, sons Steve (Christine), Ed (Amy) and Denis (Cassie).  Harriet will also be fondly remembered by her seven grandchildren, Hayley, Megan, Rachel, Alex, Steven, Caleb and Zoey.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Leon.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 9-11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 24th at Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 405 East Main Street (Corner of Rt. 64 and Rt. 25).    

Donations in Harriet’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association online or by mail in form.

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Jean Kingsley from Aurora , IL

"My sympathies to the entire Janis family. Harriet was such a wonderful person and I remember fondly all of the extended family gatherings over many years at Ed & Amy’s . She always treated me like one of the family. May she Rest In Peace!!"

Daniel G Porch from North Aurora, IL

"On behalf of the Porch family, we send our sympathies. Harriet was a wonderful lady. May God be with you during this sad time."

Annette Wilhusen from St. Charles , IL

"My heart is heavy knowing I will never again have fun chats with Harriet. She expertly tailored clothes for my family for many years. The friendship between her son, Denis and my son, Steve brought us together. She delighted in sharing family news and photos with me. We will be unable to attend the visitation, so please accept a virtual hug. I will miss her very much."

Andy Piec from McFarland, WI

"Thinking of all of you and the great memories I have of Harriet and all of the Janis family today. She was such a wonderful, caring, and genuine person. I am so thankful for her dear friendship with my mom and for her being a part of all of our lives for so long. My deepest condolences to you all.Love to you all."

Bryan Howard from Rockwall, TX

"My deepest sympathies to the Janis family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time."

Noreen Oconnor from St Charles, IL

"I was very lucky to have met your Mom . She was my family’s go to for alterations. She was always warm, kind and very considerate. She always spoke so lovingly about her family and happily shared pictures of her much loved grandchildren. May her sweet soul rest in God’s peace. My sincerest condolences."

MaryKevin Griffin from Saint Charles, IL

"I am so sorry to hear about Harriet. She was always so helpful to me with anything needing altered, and quickly turned into a dear friend! I will miss her."

Colleen Rott from Aurora, IL

"I am so sorry to hear about Harriet. She was the sweetest, most caring and loving person as well as a talented seamstress. She will be greatly missed."

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