Janice M. Thorpe, Elkhorn, WI (1938-2014)
July 25, 1938 - April 27, 2014
Janice M. Thorpe, 75, of Elkhorn, WI, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Holton Manor Nursing Home, Elkhorn, WI. She was born July 25, 1938, in Mondovi, WI, the daughter of the late Henry E. and Bertha (Engen) Lurndahl. She was united in marriage to Leslie H. Amidon on July 12, 1957, in Mondovi, WI. They were married for 39 years. On June 20, 1998, in Elkhorn, WI, Jan married R. Merrill Thorpe, he died Feb. 1, 2010. Jan was the secretary for the Walworth County Farm Bureau for over 25 years before retiring. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Lutheran Church of Elkhorn.
Jan is survived by her daughter, Kim Amidon of Lodi, WI; son-in-law, Robert Butzen of Elkhorn, WI; two grandchildren, Stacey (Dennis) Nielsen and Steve Moore; three great-grandchildren: Makyla, Tyler and Landon; one sister, Lois Jurgens of Loveland, CO. Janice was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Kristi Teague and Kelly Butzen.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 01, 2014, at SUGAR CREEK LUTHERAN CHURCH, N5690 Cobblestone Road, Elkhorn, WI, with Rev. Jane E. Rothman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 730 N. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI. On-line guestbook is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.