Joanne A. Thompson

Joanne A. Thompson Delta Twp, MI Passed away Friday December 13, 2013 at her home under the loving care of her family. She was born December 17, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of William and Margaret (Pfister) Elsen. She married Clete N. Thompson and he preceded her in death in 1997. Besides her loving husband, Joanne is also preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters: Marie (Alfred) Maier, Dorothy (Chester) Zimmerman and brother, William (Dorothy) Elsen. Joanne was member of St. Gerard Parish where she volunteered much of her time in the rectory and as a musician in both the adult and children's ministries for many years. She loved music, playing guitar and being part of the bell choir. She also loved to cook and was quick to volunteer her time providing meals to anyone in need and to those she loved. Mostly, Joanne loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is survived by her children: Diane (Bill) Weckesser, Lynn (Greg) King, Gregg Thompson and Scott (Amy) Thompson; 13 grandchildren: Kyle Elsen, Katie Lynn and Keegan Conrad Weckesser, Amanda Sue, Brett Newell and Evan Pierce Thompson, Jesse David, Sarah Grace, Abigail Joy and Hannah Rose Thompson, Seth William, Cody Haile and Emma Lynn King. Joanne's family will celebrate her life on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 1:30PM at St. Gerard Parish. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 22nd from1-3 & 6-8 PM at Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing and 1 hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul or Greater Lansing Food Bank. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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Tiffany Funeral Home
3232 W Saginaw St Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 321-2211

Published in Lansing State Journal on Dec. 15, 2013