Judith Kay Flick, 81, of Black River Falls, WI passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Judith (Judy) succumbed to her five-year battle with CLL Leukemia. Judy has always been a strong woman of faith and knew that she was ready to go to her heavenly home. She chose to discontinue her treatment for her disease on October 8th and handled her brief battle with her children supporting her care at home.
Judy was born at the Black River Hospital on November 14th, 1939, to Grace (Flood) Giloy and William Duchow of Humbird, WI. She attended elementary school in Humbird while her high school years were in Neillsville. Judy did not complete high school but completed her GED later in 1988. She married the love of her life, Harold Arnold Flick at the tender age of 16 on March 31st, 1955. They had the good fortune of having Judy’s mother Grace join them on their honeymoon as Judy was too young to be on her own. Judy and Harold settled in Union Grove, WI where Harold was a mechanic and Judy worked for Rainfair in Racine, WI making men’s topcoats. She even made topcoats for the cadets at West Pointe. Judy also sold Rubbermaid upon having children and was a stay-at-home mom for 11 years prior to their relocation to Black River Falls to raise their family. Judy was also employed at KFC when it opened for three years. She then worked for Falls Florist for six years prior to becoming a cook for the Food Service Department with Black River School District. She was employed there approximately 20 years upon retirement.
Judy and Harold were happily married for forty years. In November of 1994, Harold lost his life in a tragic semi accident which was a great loss to Judy. Judy was widowed for 12 years prior to finding love again. In 2005 she married Larry M. Wehrmann of Macomb, Illinois. Judy’s family expanded with 4 additional stepchildren. Judy and Larry wintered in Casa Grande, AZ in their park model home for three of their six years of marriage. Judy again was widowed upon Larry’s passing of colon cancer in 2011. Judy spent her remaining years in her Black River Falls home.
Judy was always an active community member. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and canning, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. The grandkids were always up for challenging her and Grandpa Larry to a game of cards or putting a puzzle together. Judy exemplified a life committed to Christ and ensuring her family knew that she loved them. She was always willing support to her lady friends and others as a volunteer for Black River Interfaith Caregivers and Black River Memorial Hospital. Judy was very active in her church, Family Worship Assembly previously known as the Assembly of God, on Alder Street. She acted as the Sunday School Superintendent for several years, volunteered at the District Spencer Lake Youth Camp in Waupaca, and organized the Senior Camp attendees. Judy had a strong desire to see that people knew the Lord and had an opportunity to attend the many church events and activities both local and district.
Judy is survived and greatly missed by her two sons, Brian A. (Cheryl) Flick of Black River Falls, Brett A. (Tina) Flick of Holmen, four grandchildren: Alyssa L. Flick and Nick, Devin H. Flick and Hannah, Sierra T. (Joshua) Reddeman, and Jenna M. Flick and Davis; two great-grandsons, Kendrick Carter Slegel and Dekker Brett Helgerson; and her sister, Connie Patterson of Alma Center.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Grace Giloy and William Duchow; her husband Harold Arnold Flick, Jr.; her sister, Gail Bryan; her 2nd husband, Larry Wehrmann; and numerous other relatives.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Family Worship Assembly in Black River Falls. Pastor John Cowles will officiate. A luncheon will follow at the church for further fellowship. Friends and family are invited for visitation at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday.
The Torgerson Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.