Mildred Ann Humphrey, age 90, of Neillsville, WI, died July 1, 2022, at the Serenity House, Tomah, WI, where she had resided for the last 6 weeks. For the 7 months previous, Brian and Tami Humphrey had been her tender-loving caregivers in their home by Tomah.
Mildred "Millie" was born June 2, 1932, to Paul and Eleanor (Schecklman) Halpin in Loyal, WI, and graduated from Loyal High School. She met her future husband Gerald Humphrey Sr “Jerry" when Millie's brother introduced them at Coloma, WI. and they were married in Wautoma, WI on November 26, 1949. They moved to Franklin, WI, and lived there for six years where they lived with their first three sons. In 1955 they moved to Chili, WI, where six more children were born--two daughters and four more boys.
When her last child was a high school freshman, Mil got a job in housecleaning at the Marshfield Hospital where she worked until 1994 making many life-long friends. Jerry and Millie sold their Chili farm in 1993 and moved to Neillsville, WI, where they shared their lives together. Upon retiring, they traveled a lot throughout the USA.
Millie's main aspiration of her life was to have children and not only to have children, but she wanted a DOZEN!! She was such a "slacker", though, that she only had nine... Mil loved being "Ma” to her nine children and all her 28 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.
Playing cards with anyone was fun and her nieces came up from Plainfield often to gamble for “big” money— nickels and dimes. Mil enjoyed her neighborhood coffee group and welcomed any visitors--friends or relatives-- at any time.
Millie is survived by her eight children, Steve (LouAnn) Humphrey of Marshfield, WI, Arnie (Judy) Humphrey of Durand, WI, Van (Julie) Humphrey of Granton, WI, Jerry (Kris) Humphrey of Hixton, WI, Connie (Scott) Elmhorst of Neillsville, WI, Brian (Tami) Humphrey of Tomah, WI, Carole (Dave) Hohenstein of Marshfield, WI, Phil (Christie) Humphrey of Richardson, TX. Also, her 28 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.
Millie was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, one son, Tom (his wife, Judy), three grandsons, Randy Humphrey, Dallas Humphrey and Jordan Humphrey, three great-grandsons, Jacob Leclercq, Vincent Pettibone, and Theodore Elmhorst and two great-granddaughters, Kylah Humphrey-Lindsley and Charlie Elmhorst, her parents, one sister--Muriel Cummings, and her brothers-- Gene Halpin, Jerry Halpin and Art Halpin. Judy Humphrey (Arnie Humphrey’s wife).
Ya done good Ma! We love you!
The Mass of Christian Burial for Millie will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Fr. Greg Michaud. Music will be provided by Christie Humphrey, soloist, Rebekah Lehn, organist and St. Mary’s Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. followed by a rosary service at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Millie’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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