Helen Murphy, 1941-2019

Helen L. Murphy passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, with her family by her side.

She was born Dec. 13, 1941, in LaPorte, IN, the daughter of Harry and Meredith Meyer.

Helen lived in Madison, WI, for more than 40 years and enjoyed Badger hockey, gardening, auto racing, visiting zoos, all things Disney, and most of all, spending time with her family.

She is survived by her five children, Greg Holmquest (Tracy), Steve Holmquest (Jill), Micki Meyer (Randy), Gary Holmquest and Brenda Holmquest; 14 grandchildren, Brandon Holmquest, David Meyer (Nikki), Broc Holmquest, Julia Meyer, Dana Meyer, Patrick Richgels, Ryan Kalbfleisch, Emily Holmquest, Ashley Armstrong, Cody Holmquest, James Holmquest, Becky Holmquest, Chris Holmquest, Joe Holmquest; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Lucille and Eloise; a sister, Cookie Meyer; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Meredith Meyer; her husband, Donald Murphy; a brother, Donald Meyer; and a grandson, Garrick Holmquest.

A private burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery, Mill Creek, IN, on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling arrangements.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

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