Alice M. Murray, 90

Alice M. Murray, 90 Alice M. Murray, of West Bend, died Aug. 14, 2017, at the age of 90. She was at home surrounded by her family.

Alice was born to the late Joseph and Grace (Williamson) Johnson in Galesville on the coldest day that winter according to her father.

Alice graduated from Galesville High School in 1945. After high school, she worked in Galesville and La Crosse.

Alice married Allyn Murray on May 14, 1947. They moved to West Bend in 1953 where she took care of their home and raised their five children. After her children were grown, Alice worked at Silverbrook Middle School in food service.

Alice was a member of Holy Angels Mission Circle and enjoyed painting, knitting and crocheting.

Alice was preceded in death by her infant son, David; her husband of 67 years, Allyn Murray; her parents, Joseph and Grace Johnson; and her brother, Donald Johnson.

Alice is survived by her children, Michael (Susan) Murray, Peggy (Robert) Prideaux, Susan (Roark Johnson) Murray, Patrick (Karen Kelley) Murray and John (Iris) Murray; six grandchildren, Sarah (James) Pitzner, Christopher (Kristin) Prideaux, Todd Murray, Elise Murray, Rory Murray Johnson and Eden Murray; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Pitzner, Cole Pitzner, Max Prideaux and Cal Prideaux; sister, Ruth (Brian) Robach; in-laws, Doris Kingman, Verna (the late Robert) Johnson and Jean (the late Don) George; and cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend on Friday, Aug. 18, with visitation beginning at the church at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Holy Angels Congregation or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at