March 8, 1940 - August 12, 2016
Janet K Artac, 76, surrounded by her loving family passed away at her home on August 12, 2016. Jan was born in Waukegan, Illinois on March 8, 1940 to Adolph and Helen (nee Kenar) Turnovec. Jan was educated in the schools of Waukegan and graduated from Waukegan East in 1957. She then attended Miller's School of Beauty and graduated as a hair beautician in 1958. She worked in Libertyville, Lake Bluff, and Lake Forest beauty shops. When she was 14 years old she met her sweetheart David and they went together until they married on September 23, 1961 at St. Joseph Church in Waukegan. She and her husband had three sons Todd, Jay (died in 2009), and Jeff and lived in Waukegan for 28 years before moving to Winthrop Harbor, IL. After her sons graduated from school Jan began working in Lake Forest for estates of the wealthy for 30 years and retired in 2014. She loved her wooded backyard and wildlife of all kinds; including deer, raccoons, and rabbits, she also loved feeding the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks in her flowered yard. Jan especially loved her many cats, including her current companion Jack as well as her lovable dog Toto who she walked every morning while she fed the wildlife in her backyard. She had the most lovable times with her granddaughters Sofia and Julia, cooking and reading, taking them shopping and to parks because Jan put more importance on her family than her working career. She is survived by her husband David; sons Todd (Kim) of Carol Beach, WI, and Jeff; former daughter-in-law Anne Iacubino of Lake Bluff; grand daughters Sofia and Julia; her sister Elaine (Oscar) Dahl of Northbrook, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Janet would have wonderful parties and light up the room with her smile and laughter, she was dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be missed very very much by all who knew her and loved her. Per her request, there will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers please send donations to your favorite Humane Society. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the St. Patrick’s Historic Church, 15000 W. Wadsworth Rd, Wadsworth, IL. Janka, I always loved you, even when we were 15 years old you were my everything, now you are gone and I know somewhere you will be waiting for me. Your ever loven ~ Davea For information, Reuland & Turnbough, Lake Forest, IL www.RTfunerals.com or (847) 234-9649.
Janet K Artac, 76, surrounded by her loving family passed away at her home on August 12, 2016. Jan was born in Waukegan, Illinois on March 8, 1940 to Adolph and Helen (nee Kenar) Turnovec. Jan was educated in the schools of Waukegan and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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