Janice K. Lane, 81, of Augusta, passed away early Saturday morning October 8, 2022, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Janice Kay, daughter of Ralph and Arsainia (Draheim) Thompson was born August 29, 1941. She was raised in Altoona where she attended school and graduated from Altoona High School in 1960.
Jan was united in marriage to Kenneth Lane on April 4, 1964, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. The couple lived in the city of Augusta until moving to their home on Faske Road in Bridge Creek Township, rural Augusta.
The couple owned and operated the Buckhorn Tavern just north of Augusta for 36 years.
Jan was a loving wife, mother and grandma to her own family, but also “Grandma Jan” to a host of children that she cared for in her home, not only during the work week but over weekends as well. She loved children and staying home with them kept her life very fulfilled. She also volunteered when needed at the Augusta Elementary School.
Since moving to Augusta she had been an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and member of the Augusta-Bridge Creek Fire Department Auxiliary. For many years she enjoyed her involvement with the Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling League in Augusta.
Jan was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and hardly missed her daily walk which often ended up to be over 4 miles. She raised beautiful flowers and many house plants. She was also fortunate to have been a breast cancer survivor for over 17 years.
Spending time with her family was extremely important to her, like the camping trips with the children and bus trips with her husband. She wasn’t a hunter, but did go fishing and always faithfully prepared any meal that her family managed to shoot or catch. Over the years she had many memorable outings with her sisters-in-law, traveling on bus trips, shopping or just going out to eat.
Jan will be lovingly remembered as one with a tremendous since of humor. She especially loved teasing children with her deformed hand. She had hundreds of stories that if they did this or that, they might loose their fingers too.
Jan will be deeply missed by her 4 children, Kenny (Angie) Lane of Eau Claire, Pamela (Bruce) Cleveland and Dan (Angie) Lane all of Augusta, Wanita (Mike) Patko of Eau Claire; 7 grandchildren, Amanda Lane (Nick), Courtney (Nate) Goss, Lindsey (Tory) Walker, Robert Cleveland, Isabel (Joseph) Borchardt, Joshua Lane (Krista), Mercedes Patko; 4 great grandson, Wesley and Owen Goss, Declan Walker, Grant Sphele; and soon to be born 5th. great grandchild. She is further survived by 2 brothers, Robert (Shirley) Thompson of Fort Meyers, FL, Tom (Sherry) Thompson of Eau Claire; in-laws, Virginia (Martin) Abley of Foster, Carol Bien of Eleva, Bonnie (Bill) Brown and Patsy (Randy) Peterson all of Augusta; several nieces and nephews.
Jan is now reunited with the love of her life Kenny who passed away on Feb. 8, 2002; as well as her parents; sister, Betty (Harvey) Hobart; and brother-in-law Lyle Bien.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Augusta.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with burial in the West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com