Jan Beth Bach, age 66, of Elgin, IL, passed away on January 4, 2022. She was born August 9, 1955 in Chicago, IL to her loving parents, George and Virginia (nee Garczynski) Drobina, and was the youngest of four children (born just four minutes after her twin sister, Joy).

Jan was blessed with two children (Kristina and Kevin), and two grandchildren (Abigail and William), whom she absolutely adored.

Jan studied nursing at the St. Francis School of Nursing and was a nurse for 43 years. She spent most of those years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she met so many lifelong friends, and mentored many new nurses.

Jan lived her life to the fullest. She was always busy spending time with her family and many friends. She enjoyed boating, traveling, concerts, swimming with her grandkids, going to Cubs games, and gardening with her sister, Joy.

Jan’s smile and laughter will live with us always. Jan, we wish that we could have you here with us, but know that you are resting in peace. Goodbye to an amazing woman, beautiful mother, wonderful sister, awesome grandma, lovable aunt, and forever best friend.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Jackie Ciesielski and Bud Drobina. She is survived by her children, Kristina Bach and Kevin (Barbara) Bach; twin sister, Joy (Roland) Kadegis; and grandchildren, Abigail Bach and William Bach.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:00am until funeral service at 3:00pm, Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Reverend Geoffrey F. Ward will be officiating, and the family welcomes anecdotes about Jan from family and friends during the service.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

Interment will be private.

If you have any photos of Jan that you would like to share with the family, please upload them to the Remembering Jan Google Drive folder.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jan’s name to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.

4 Replies to “Jan Beth Bach”

  1. Earliest memorie of Jan jumping up and down trying to catch the bouquet at our wedding. Avid Cub fan even baked a cake for Randy Huntley. Many more memories

  2. Jan was an amazing person! Always
    a Beautiful Smile and a kind caring person. She valued and devoted her Nursing career, always putting her patients first and that smile which brought great joy to many.
    God Bless You,
    Love Always, Jan and Karolynn

    1. Jan was a great nurse and mentor. It was always a great day when Jan was in charge. Her smile and laughter lit up the room. This world will miss your loving and caring heart. My deepest condolences to everyone who knew her. Rest In Peace, Jan ❤️🙏

  3. Your mom was a wonder person sorry for ur loss

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