Janice M. Thompson — Lake City

LAKE CITY — A memorial service for Janice M. Thompson will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church in Lake City.

Janice Thompson, 70, of Lake City, died Monday (Oct. 8, 2007) at the Lake City Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 26, 1936, in Willow River, Minn., and graduated from Willow River High School in 1954. She married Charles Melrose in Canby, Minn., then moved to Lake City. She had worked for the city of Lake City. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and volunteered with "Pass It On" and the nursing home. She enjoyed traveling, antiques, decorating, sewing, baking, flower gardening and playing the piano, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Dane (Sue) Melrose of Frontenac and JC (Tracey) Melrose of Superior, Wis.; a daughter, Tina Melrose of Kingman, Ariz.; three brothers, Bob Thompson of Arizona, Tom (Charlotte) Thompson of Texas and Rick Thompson of Wisconsin; and three sisters, Colleen (Dick) Woolaver of New York, Jackie Johnson of Willow River and Mary Jane Thompson of Sandstone, Minn. Other survivors include four grandsons, Jesse (Jody), Jason, James and Wade Melrose. She was preceded in death by her parents, Heber O. and Yvonne R. (Massicotte) Thompson; and a brother, Bill Thompson.

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