Janis C. Foster

Janis Carol Foster, née Scheffler, 80, of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away peacefully April 18, 2021.

She was born in Chicago in 1941 to parents Emil and Stephanie Scheffler.

After raising three children, Jan worked as a secretary throughout her career. She lived most of her life in the Chicagoland area, after which she spent 12 years in San Diego and another 12 years in Spring Hill, Fla.

She traveled all over the country to visit family and traveled all over the world, including the Mediterranean, Hong Kong and China, and the top of her bucket list, an African Safari in 2015. She also enjoyed gambling at various casinos around the country and seeing shows in Branson, Mo.

Jan was an avid bridge player, playing three to four times a week in her bridge club and enjoying tournaments with friends.

Jan had a deep faith and love of the Lord. She was involved in the Women’s Connections Group associated with Stonecroft Ministries. She was the reservations coordinator, maintaining the membership data base, welcoming new members, sending out invitations and thank yous and accumulating RSVPs to coordinate with the country club the head count for their monthly luncheon.

Born and raised in Chicago, Jan was a true die-hard Cub’s fan. One of her most cherished memories is being a part of the Cubs World Series. She traveled from Florida and headed to Wrigleyville with family. They watched the game in a bar outside the stadium and celebrated the win that night in the streets.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Foster Jr .; her daughter, Jeanine Decho; and her siblings, Dale Miller and Tom Scheffler.

She is survived by her children, Judy (Dan) Edwards; Jim (Deanna) and Joe (Tammy); her grandchildren, Peter, Andrew and Tess Edwards, Jay Gann, Jake and Lauren Decho, and Emily and Brooke Decho; her stepchildren, Michelle (Mathew) Root and Mark Foster; her step-grandchildren, Chris Vrtis, Amy (Tobias) Scholz, Eric (Victoria) Vrtis, Rachel Foster, Jacob Foster, Samantha Foster and Charlize Foster; and her siblings, Roy (Carol) Scheffler and Kathy Scheffler of Hinsdale; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.

A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at the funeral home.

Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at https://www.stjude.org/donate.