Janice Anna Spillner, age 78 of Montello passed away Friday, December 30, 2022 at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. Janice was born in Westfield on December 18, 1944 to Ernest and Edna (Bandt) Erdman. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1962 and married Justus “Skip” Spillner Jr. on June 15, 1963 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Westfield. Together they were blessed with four sons; Skip preceded Janice in death on December 21, 2012.
Janice was a firm believer in both faith and family. She was a longtime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Montello. Janice also loved watching her grandkids grow up. She would not miss any of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren sporting events, birthdays, graduation, etc. She was always there to support and cheer them on. She couldn’t be more proud of them and their various accomplishments. More recently she enjoyed her great-grandchildren and loved seeing them as often as she could.
Janice is survived by her four sons: Justus Carl (Kimberly) of Montello, Jeffrey (Pamela) of Hancock, James (Hope) of Windsor and Jerry (Al Oldham) of Milwaukee and seven grandchildren: Nicole Spillner, Justus Chase (Elizabeth) Spillner, Jarod Spillner, Michelle Spillner, Alissa (fiancé, Tim Ferguson) Spillner, Courtney (Zachariah) Zunker, and Ariel Spillner as well as four great-grandchildren: Justus Caleb, Lillian, Kayleigh and Addison. She is also survived by sisters: Wilma Guerten, Elvera Phelps and Connie (Fred) Cavanaugh, one uncle, Arden Bandt and other extended family members.
Janice is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Ronald (Karen) Erdman, brothers-in-law: James Guerten Sr., Al Phelps, and an aunt: Mary Jane Bandt. She is also preceded in death by her very special canine friend, Hercules.
A funeral service for Janice Spillner will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montello. Visitation will be held at the church from 12:00 noon until the hour of service. Pastor Pete Zietlow will preside and burial will follow the service at Montello Eastside Cemetery.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com