Judith M. Payant

KINGSFORD – Judith M. Payant, 75, of Kingsford, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Evergreen Assisted Living.

Judy was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Green Bay, Wis., daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Cropsey) Meyer. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Green Bay in 1956. Judy married Jack Payant on June 6, 1959, and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a 50-year member of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Women’s Club. Judy was a faithful member of American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford where she served as a Eucharistic Minister for several years.

She is survived by four children, David (Desiree) Payant of Iron Mountain, Sarah (Rick) Weaver of Indian River, Amy Payant of Kingsford and Pierre Payant of Kingsford; five grandchildren, David and Tiffany Payant, and Hailey, Thomas and Charlie Weaver; a brother, John (Pat) Meyer of Green Bay; four sisters, Jerri (James) Kruger, Janice Genske, Joyce (Randy) Nielsen and Joan (Maury) Stefel, all of Green Bay; two brothers-in-law, V. Robert (Virginia) Payant of Milwaukee, and William Payant of Sun City West, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will follow Monday at 11 a.m. at American Martyrs Catholic Church. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate.

Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet or American Martyrs Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Judith Payant online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

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