Janice Marie Jessop, age 83, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the Black River Memorial Hospital in
Black River Falls, WI.
She was born February 18, 1939 in Black River Falls, WI to George and Cepha (Woodford) Dickie. She
married John “Jack” Jessop on November 22, 1958 in Waukon, IA.
Janice attended and graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1957. She was a housewife during
their marriage but had side jobs where she worked at Carol’s Club 27, Carol’s Prairie Schooner, and at
the antique center in Black River Falls. She later started a small business of “Jan’s Junque”. She had a
love for antiques- especially Indian Artifacts and GEO’d stones and fossils. She also loved her county
music and folk music. She self taught herself to play guitar, auto harp, and piano. She was a woman of
being frank and sassy.
Janice is survived by her son, John (Shelly) Jessop; grandson, Justin Jessop; granddaughter, Jenna (Joe)
Peterson; and great granddaughter, Kenzie Peterson- her newest pride and joy; she is further survived
by her best buddy, Curt “Curtis” Gilbertson; brother, Dennis (Joy “Snookie”) Dickie; sister – in- law,
Jeannie Mosely; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; mother and father-in- law; husband, Jack; sister, Shirley
(Marvin) Elias; brother, George Dickie; and brothers- in- law, Duane Mosely and Tom (Opal) Jessop.
The family would like to thank the Black River Falls EMS, and Black River Memorial Hospital staff for
their exceptional care and kindness.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022 at First and Last Chance Tavern from 11:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Black River Falls Fire Department.
The Buswell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-284-2231.

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