Janet L. Castellano

Janet L. Castellano, 84, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 1:30 am, Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at Three Springs Senior Living and Rehabilitation, Chester, Illinois.


She was born to the late John and Flora (nee Bierman) Schulze on May 27, 1939 in Bremen, Illinois.

Janet had worked at Dorma for 28 years.


She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois. Janet enjoyed playing bingo and getting together with her nieces to play scrabble and other board games. She loved jewelry and buying from QVC.



2 Sons:

Craig Castellano Chester, IL

Troy Castellano Indianapolis, IN


Joretta Schulze North Pekin, IL

2 Grandsons:

AJ and Jason Castellano

Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends


Preceded in Death by: Parents, 1 Son – Steven and 2 Siblings – Evelyn Holcomb and Dwain Schulze


Funeral Service:

1:00 pm, Monday, October 23, 2023

Pechacek Funeral Homes, Chester, Illinois


Rev. Timothy Sims



Paradise Cemetery

Steeleville, Illinois



Sunday – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pechacek Funeral Homes, Chester, Illinois



St. John’s Debt Fund

St. John’s New School Fund

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital