Janice M. LaPage, 79 of Eau Claire passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 after a 4 year courageous battle with dementia at Dove Healthcare – West.
Jan was born to Lyman and Gladys (Anderson) Lawrence on February 18, 1939 in Eau Claire. She grew up in Shawtown and attended Riverview School, which was a one room school house. Jan graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1957. She then met Larry on a hay ride at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Jan was united in marriage to Larry LaPage on June 13, 1959 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She enjoyed many summers spending time with family and friends at her parent’s cottage on Lake Holcombe. Jan enjoyed going to thrift sales, baking, and gardening. She loved to spend time outdoors. She loved singing in church and had a beautiful soprano voice. Jan and Larry always looked forward to hosting their weekend Christmas parties. She enjoyed being with family and friends. Jan loved spending time with all her grandchildren.
Jan is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lawrence “Larry” LaPage; children: Lori Statz, Sheryl (Daniel) Whelihan, and Mark (Karen) LaPage; grandchildren: Kristal Statz, Jason (Samantha) Statz, Kyle Whelihan, Shawna Whelihan, Jenny LaPage, and Quinn LaPage; brothers: Ronald (Sonja) Lawrence and David (Betty) Lawrence; brother-in-law Robert Turk and sister-in-laws: Leah Turk, Janice Lekvin and Joan LaPage. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, brother-in-laws Patrick Lekvin and Pete LaPage, and special friend Irene Bahr.
Special thanks to the caring staff of the Reflections Unit at Dove Healthcare – West and Mayo Home Health and Hospice.
A funeral service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at church on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to service on Wednesday. Burial will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.