June Janette (JJ) Thompson gracefully made her final journey to eternal life on Saturday August 7, 2021. Born on August 26, 1928 to Malinda (nee Bretschneider) and Milton Zautcke.
JJ and Ivin W. Thompson married on August 30, 1947. They were married for 56 years. Ivin preceded her in death on March3, 2003.
JJ was a loving mother to Linda Janssen, Ivin Thompson (Renee Schwefel) and Pam Calliari, a devoted Grandmother to Dan (Kelli) Bronkhorst, Mike (Kari) Thompson, Lance (Maria) Thompson, Nicole (Puddin”) Thompson (Doug Hartmann) and loving great grandmother to 10 great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Ethel (Walter) Carter, and many treasured nieces and nephews and friends at The Residence Club ALF at Seminole, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents Milton and Malinda Zautcke, brother Allen and wife Lucille, brother Edward and wife Roseann, sister Doris Tock and husband Bob, son Bradley D. Thompson, grandson Dean A. Bronkhorst and son-in-law Don Janssen.
Mom was a strong, caring person, always wanting to make life easier for others. We fondly remember her favorite sayings; "Love you a buschell and a peck and a hug around your neck” and "Ya gotta take the nitty with the gritty”.
"The Last Chapter" This is from June's confirmation book,
The story of my life is ended.
I must leave it to those nearest to me to make the final notations.
And as they read this story of a child of God, may they think of me in kindness and mercy, and may my memory be of benefit to them in this life and in the life to come.
As for me, it is indeed a sad thought to part from those I love best, but the grief of leaving you, my beloved ones, is dispelled with the shadows of death before the rising sun of eternal life.
Remember me, not as one who has been with you a few years, only to be taken away, but as one who has gone before you and will be with you in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
The family thanks the staff that took loving care of JJ at The Residence Club ALF at Seminole, the staff at Morton Plant hospital, Clearwater and the staff at Mid-Pinellas Care Center. The family suggests memorials to either a charity to help those less fortunate or a hospice center of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held in the future. The date as yet to be determined.