Janice Marie Hays, 63, of Eau Claire died on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Janice was born on February 12, 1947, to Ewald and Lorraine (Adams) Erdman. She was a lifetime resident of Eau Claire and was a 1965 graduate of Memorial High School. Janice married Chuck Hays on November 11, 1967, in Eau Claire. She worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in the laundry department for 30 years, retiring in 2007.
Janice loved going camping, fishing with her husband, Chuck in the Birchwood area. She enjoyed trips to the St. Croix Casino. Janice will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Janice is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck"; sons, Rich (Laurie) Hays of Tennessee and Dennis (Tammy) Hays of Altoona; six grandchildren, Holly, Jason, Damian, Taylor, Kevin, and Ryan; sisters, Geri (Richard) Cormican of Milwaukee and Arlene (Russ) Fink of Milwaukee; brothers, Roger Erdman of Amery and Gary "Joe" Erdman of Augusta; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David and Eugene Erdman; and sister, Marion Pedersen.
The funeral service for Janice will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rolf Nestingen officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.