Janet Murphy Obituary, Death – Janet M. (Bott) Murphy, 84, of Fond du Lac, joined her husband of 59 years, parents, and a large number of extended family members and friends on January 4, 2023 when she passed away in the intensive care unit at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh as a result of a brief illness complicated by septic shock. She had been hospitalized there due to a brief illness. The viewing will take place at the Uecker-Witt Funeral Home on Saturday, January 21, 2023, beginning at 11:00 AM and continuing until 3:00 PM.
At the funeral home, there will be a time of remembering at two in the afternoon. At St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on October 25, 1938, Janet was brought into the world by her parents, Harold R. Bott and Marie L. (Schultz) Bott. Lakeshore School in the Town of Friendship provided Janet with a superb primary education, and Fond du Lac Goodrich High School’s class of 1956 was her graduating year at Fond du Lac Goodrich. After receiving her diploma, she found employment as a secretary in the office of the president of Giddings & Lewis.
Subsequently, she found employment in the same capacity at Arizona State University and Crystal Lake South High School. She wed her childhood boyfriend, Lyle Murphy, and the couple settled in Ripon, Wisconsin, where they spent the next 16 years raising their two energetic kids. Bowling leagues, community service, and her church were all activities in which she participated. After that, they relocated to Crystal Lake, Illinois, then moved to Muskegon, Michigan, then York, Pennsylvania, and finally settled back in her old home in Fond du Lac.
The incredible legacy of loved ones that Janet left behind includes her two sons, Stephen (Julie) and Robert (Kerri), grandchildren Ryan (Lauren) Murphy, Meghan (Brian) O’Connor, Marissa (Michael) Sun, Keston (Lucas) Heinen, great-grandchildren Annelise Heinen, Lena Sun, Maggie Murphy, and Fiona O’Connor, her brother Richard (Marcia) Bott, and brothers in law John (Anna) Janet had a natural talent for music and could play the piano and accordion by ear.
She enjoyed knitting, gardening, counted cross stitch, playing cards, and looking out at the lake in her backyard. The use of flowers, in particular, was one of Janet’s decorating specialties. Throughout her whole life, she organized exciting vacations for her family and traveled to 48 of the 50 states as well as Canada. Due to her interest in sports, she was seldom ever absent when the Packers, Brewers, Bucks, or Badgers played. RIP.