Janet Lee Schnowske

January 9, 1950 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 71)


Janet Lee Schnowske, 71, of Kewanee, IL, passed away on December 31, 2021, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Geneseo, IL. Per Janet’s wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no services held. Memorials may be directed to Janet’s family.  Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory-Geneseo Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be left at


Janet was born on January 9th, 1950, the daughter of Russell and Virginia (Watson) Schnowske, in Geneseo, IL. Janet worked at Boss MFR and Goods Furniture for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to Vegas in Kewanee and playing the slots, and talking with her friends at Parkside Apartments. Janet never knew a stranger and was a friend to so many. 


Those left to cherish her memory include son, Craig Schnowske, Kewanee, IL, sisters, Betty (Ed) Eggimann, Kewanee, IL,  and Linda Frantzen, St.George, UT; brothers Ken (Darcy) Schnowske, Geneseo, IL, and Steve Schnowske, Kewanee, IL; one grandson, Michael Schnowske; several nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; she also had a cousin who was more like a sister, Carla Ogorzalek.


She is preceded in by her parents, Russell and Virginia; her paternal and maternal grandparents; and one sister, Mary Louise.


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