Mary Jane Thompson, 78, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Alterra Sterling House of Plover. She was under the care of Hospice of Portage County.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Donald Przybyski officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Friday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. There will be a prayer vigil at 7:15 p.m.
Memorials have been established to the Hospice of Portage County and Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools.
Mrs. Thompson was born March 2, 1923, in Minneapolis, Minn., a daughter of the late Daniel “E.D.” Elmer and “Mary” Mayme Gertrude (Galvin) Doheny. After graduating from high school in Minneapolis, she graduated from St. Catherine’s College in Minneapolis with a degree in teaching.
She was married to Philip Anthony Thompson on Oct. 4, 1947, at Carnation Catholic Church in Minneapolis. He died Oct. 7, 1997.
They and their five children moved to Stevens Point in 1963.
She was a homemaker until her children were in school. She then worked as a secretary for the Stevens Point Area Public School System for 20 years.
Survivors include two daughter, Mary (Pat) Coyle, Carmel, Ind., and Becky (Chuck) Tank, Dodgeville; three sons, Patrick (Mary Kay), La Crosse, Daniel (Julie), Neenah, and Philip Jr. (Chris), Libertyville, Ill.; one sister, Eileen Freeman, Minneapolis, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
She was also prececed in death by one son.