Tuesday, February 21, 2012



AGE: 67

ADDRESS: 218 A. South Fourth Street Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:35 P.M. Monday, February 20 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 10 days surrounded by her loving family.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor Pete Warmanen

PLACE OF BURIAL: Perkinstown Community Cemetery, Perkinstown

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 23 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford and also from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 24 at the church.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 24, 1944 in Herrington, Kansas

EDUCATION: Attended elementary school in Herrington, Kansas, High School in Fountain, Colorado and Medford, Wisconsin

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: 1st: November 1961 at Fort Carson, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado to Tom LaFontaine and they later divorced. 2nd: April 26, 1968 at Anchorage, Alaska to Raymond “Ray” W. Meyer and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage Janice and Raymond owned and operated Jan’s Bar in Medford. She then worked at Tombstone, Marathon Cheese, Marketplace Foods and Fuzzy’s General Store. She then worked as a cook at the Village Mall, Medford Café and Shirley’s. Janice and her husband, along with their son Jim, owned and operated Hook, Line and Sinker Bait Shop at Miller Dam. She had a small café in the bait shop named Little Minnow Grill where she was a cook until her retirement. Janice enjoyed fishing, knitting, reading, cooking, shopping, crafts and painting.

MEMBER OF: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford where she was also a member of the Ladies evening group. Also a member of the Happy Hookers Knitting Group

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Raymond “Ray” W. Meyer of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Gail (Mitch) Miller of Medford, Rod Meyer of Medford, Pam (Kurt) Jochimsen of Stratford, Laurie (Packer) Bryan of Medford, Thomas (Christina) LaFontaine of Huntsville, Alabama, Kristen (Ronald) Raasch of Medford, Jim (Stacy) Meyer of Phillips and Bethany LaFontaine of LaCrosse.

28 Grandchildren
26 Great-Grandchildren

PARENTS: Mother: Betty M. Battles Maiden Name: Smith of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Malcolm “Mike” T. Battles

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Granddaughters
Active: Mitch Miller, Tom LaFontaine, Ronald Raasch, Jim Meyer, Bob Mabie and J.J. Klinger

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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