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.


  1. Our family expresses our sadness at the passing of your mother, Sheryl. May you and your family find comfort in knowing that she is now with God. Know that you and your family will be in my prayers as you grieve the loss of your mother. Eventually the fog of grief will lift and you will smile at all of the wonderful times that you experienced in life with your mother, Jan. With Love, Julia, Patrick, Cameron & Melanie, Easton & Hannah LaChappelle/Whelihan

  2. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
    Kathryn Peterson, who lives in Kansas told me to send her
    condolences also.

  3. To Larry, Lori, Sheryl and Mark…
    Our deepest condolences to you. I remember all the fun weekends every summer at Lake Holcombe! Janice was like a second mom to me. She was such an amazing person and loved by everyone. She is free from disease now and in wonderful hands with God. God bless you all and she would want you all to reminisce about all the wonderful times you had as a family.
    Love you all!

  4. To the La page family my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother I have many found memories of the times we spend on Lake Holcombe and the tom and jerry, s that we had at the house during the holidays she will be missed rest in peace Janice my thoughts and prayers go out to your family in your time of grief Steve Drury.

  5. Our family would like to express our deepest sympathy. Larry and Jan were best friends years ago with our parents and spent every weekend together in the summer at Lake Holcombe. Every weekend was filled with fun times and laughter around campfires and pontooning. Jan was such a smiley bubbly person and will sadly be missed by everyone. She is now in heaven along with our parents and God will take care of her.
    Our prayers and thought are with you at this time.
    With Sympathy…The Paul Meyer Family

  6. Dear Larry and family,
    Your wife, mother and grandmother, touched the lives of many.
    She was a very special person.
    With sympathy, love and friendship,
    Sonja and Mike

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