Monday, February 24, 2020


October 2, 1957—August 25, 2019

   BILLINGS, MT - Judy Ann (Kick) Murphy passed away on August 25, 2019 at 9:44 a.m. in Billings, Montana at the age of 61.

   She was born October 2, 1957 to Leonard and Alberta (Marx) Kick in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Judy attended Bangor High School in Wisconsin. She married Donald Murphy on September 25, 1980 in Basel, Switzerland.

   Judy had a strong faith. She held her friends and family close, as they were the most important part of her life. In her younger days, she enjoyed reading, hiking, cooking, and baking.

   Judy was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Kick, of Bangor, WI and brother, Andy Kick, of Onalaska, WI.

   She is survived by her mother, Alberta Kick (Sparta, WI); husband, Donald Murphy (Billings, MT); sons and daughters-in-law Elijah (Loraini) Murphy (Billings, MT); Isaiah (Tonee) Murphy (Laurel, MT); and Patrick (Brittney) Murphy (Shepherd, MT); and daughters Crystal Murphy (Billings, MT); and Lisa Murphy (Livingston, MT). She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Jade, Skyler, Desiree, Vincent, Hunter, Jim Mau, Litia Mau, Callista, Cadence, Kyla, Jack, Kailynne, and Nolan, as well as her siblings: Debbie Kick (Wauwatosa, WI); Angie (Mike) Stewart (Madison, WI); Agnes (Jamie) Dillenbeck (Walworth, WI); and Millie Kick (Bangor, WI); sister-in-law Ann Kick (Onalaska, WI), and nieces and nephews: Hannah, Simon, Tessa, Heath, Isabelle, Lauren and Sam.

   A memorial service was held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery in Billings, MT. Burial with military honors at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel, MT was after the service.

   There will be a memorial service in the chapel at Morrow Home, 331 South Water St., Sparta, WI on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. with service following at 3:00 p.m.

   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Judy Murphy Memorial Fund, River Bank, 900 Maple Ave., Sparta, WI 54656.

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
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