Obituary: Catherine JoAnn Thompson


January 6, 2023

Catherine JoAnn Thompson, 82, of Cloquet passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. JoAnn was born on Feb. 23, 1940, in Mahnomen, to Peter and Julia Lemieux. She married Joseph Glen Thompson.

JoAnn worked for the Cloquet public schools, and the Black Bear Casino as the buffet manager. She enjoyed bird watching. She loved her life on Big Lake. In her early years she was involved in her children's sports activities.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and her daughter, Glory Marie Maki.

She is survived by five sons, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Culture Center in Cloquet. A family burial will be in Old Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see

Pine Knot News, Jan. 6, 2023


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