(Friday - November 13, 2020) - Janice M. Champeau, age 77, of Kingsford, passed away on Tuesday, November 10th at U.P. Health System - Marquette.

Janice was born on July 9, 1943 in Escanaba, daughter of the late Edmond and Agnes (Davis) Cretens. She married her husband Edward Champeau on April 6, 1963. They were residents of Milwaukee from 1965 until retiring to the Iron Mountain area in 2001.

Janice was a founding member of the Journey House which is a community center in Milwaukee. She enjoyed trips to the casino as well as playing bingo, poker and doing crafts. Janice also loved her collection of dolls and bears.

In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her husband Edward on January 16, 2007, two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her children, Edmund (Heidi) Cretens of Marinette, Tammy (William) Morris of Kingsford and Danny (Erin) Champeau of Menominee; Twelve grandchildren, Michelle Champeau, Tracy (Devin) Speakman, Edmund Cretens, Andrew (Sabrina) Cretens, William (Gina) Chamberlain, Tyrus Cretens, Edward "David" Cretens, Nicole (Jamie) Bailey, Samantha Champeau, Thomas Champeau, Matthew Champeau and Peter Champeau; Ten Great Grandchildren.

Private services are being held. Pastor Stephen Lehmann will officiate.

Graveside services will be held on July 9, 2021 at Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Escanaba and will be announced.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.


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