Visitation for Janet Lois Whetter will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 33 South Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, from 9:30a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30a.m. The Interment will be private.
Janet died at home on May 2, 2023, after a long battle with cancer. Janet was born January 17, 1933, to Jacob and Isabelle Weinstein in Chicago, Illinois. Janet grew up in Chicago and was a graduate of Austin High School. She met the love of her life, Marvin Whetter, when she was only 13 years old. She married Marvin on June 7, 1952, and they had four children. Janet loved her family, and especially loved watching it grow over the years. She had seven grandchildren and six (soon to be seven) great grandchildren.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, her daughter, Doreen Planman, and her granddaughter, Julianne Fogle. She is survived by her children, Diane Whetter, David (Jill) Whetter, Denise (Jeff) Fogle, and her son-in-law Wayne Planman. She is also survived by her grandchildren, D.J. (Lori) Whetter, Chrissy (Karson) Thompson, Dana (Max) Campbell, Jonathon Planman, Ben (Leah) Fogle, and Grant Fogle, and great grandchildren, Addison and Parker Whetter, Sophie, Leif and Elliott Thompson, and Louise and “baby” Campbell.
As a stay-at-home mom, Janet was always active with her kids and involved in many activities for youth. She served on many PTA boards and was instrumental in developing a cultural arts program for children through the school district. She also served as a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout den mother. Over the years, Janet and Marvin and their family lived in Atlanta, Georgia, Toledo, Ohio, and Lodi, California, where she worked for the San Joaquin County Assessor’s Office for several years. In 1988, Janet and Marvin moved back to the greater Chicago area. For many years, she was an active member of the Children Home and Aid Society (which now serves over 40,000 children and families each year in the State of Illinois), where she assisted with fundraising. Janet was also an avid animal lover. Over the years, she “adopted” many strays, including dogs, cats, turtles, and other critters. Janet also loved to travel. In her younger years, traveling consisted of many camping trips, but her and Marv traveled all over the world as they got older. She cherished the memories of her and Marvin’s travels together.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider donating to one of the following organizations:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – www.stjude.org
MD Anderson Cancer Fund – www.mdanderson.org
PAWS of Honor – www.pawsofhonor.org
What a great lady! My condolences to ll her family.
Grandma Whetter was truly one of the best. She was always so welcoming and genuinely excited whenever she saw you. She was sharp, funny and truly cared about how you were doing, how the kids were, etc… She will be missed