PORTAGE/PARDEEVILLE – Judy Marie (Alexander) Harp, age 79, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021, at home, in her sleep. Judy was born August 25, 1941, in Portage, WI, to Glenn and Helen (McMillen) Alexander of rural Endeavor, WI. She had 3 older brothers: Jack, Glenn Jr, and Don; and 2 younger sisters: Joan and Bonnie. She attended grade school in Endeavor and graduated from Portage High School in 1959.She married Chester Harp on February 11, 1961, and together they had 5 children. Chester passed away in 1983 and Judy never remarried.
Judy made many friends over the years and held the reputation of being a hard worker with a sense of humor, who was easy to like. Although she worked numerous jobs during her lifetime, her lifelong occupation was her family.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Jack and Don, sister Bonnie Ahlen, and in-laws Charles Dummer, Karl Ahlen, Walter and Viola Harp, Frank and Joyce Harp, Clayton and Thelma Harp, Raymond (Bob) Harp, Hayden Harp, and Virgil Harp.
Judy is survived by her brother Glenn (Agnes) Alexander; sister Joan Dummer; children David (Mindy) Harp, Karen (Thomas) Kreis, Sharon Harp (Eric Hansel), Barbara (Keith) Rogers, and Marsha (Corby) Neef; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and countless extended family members and friends.
A public visitation for Judy Harp will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, with a Memorial Service at 3:00 pm, at the Kratz Funeral Home, 302 East Conant Street, Portage, WI. (www.kratzfuneralhome.com) A private Burial will follow.
Judy’s children offer a special “Thank You” to Agrace Hospice for allowing their mom to pass away with grace and dignity.