Ricky J. Murray, age 63, passed away on Wednesday April 12th with his wife Julie at his side.

He was born the son of James and Sally (Smith) Murray on September 28th 1959. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1977 where he participated in wrestling, football, and FFA. He was a man of many talents, mechanical, do it yourself home projects and farm work.

Before retiring he worked for Parisi Construction as a mechanic and Mandt Sandfill as a driver.

Upon retirement Ricky enjoyed driving for the local Amish community. He was a hard-working positive person willing to help family, friends, and acquaintances when needed. Ricky enjoyed horseback riding, working outdoors, and caring for his animals. He was an active member of the trail riding community with friends from Northern Illinois to Northern Wisconsin.

Ricky will be lovingly remembered by his wife Julie of Albany; mother Sally Murray of Brodhead; children, Brandon (Stephany) Murray of Wiota, Travis Murray of Janesville and April (Kalifa) Juwara of Venice FL; step children: Paul Engstrom of Hartland and Max Engstrom of Monroe; grandchildren Seira, Alexis, Preston, Zalikai, Zaelyn, Josie, RJ and Parker; siblings Darnell (Ben) Schuur of Brodhead, Jeff (Marsha) Murray of Brodhead, Brian (Kathy) Murray of Brodhead along with many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and infant niece Jamie Murray.

The family welcomes friends, relatives and acquaintances to a Celebration of Ricky’s Life on Sunday May 7, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Spring Grove Town Hall N2475 County Road GG Brodhead Wi 53520.

Many thanks to SSM Health doctors, nurses and Hospice for guidance and support and

Everson Funeral for assisting the family.

Ricky will be in our hearts “Always and Forever