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Roger E. Murphy - Departed on Dec 11, 2008 - Little Suamico, WI

Roger E. Murphy

Born in Oconto Falls, WI on Aug 23, 1945

Died on Dec 11, 2008 and resided in Little Suamico, WI

Roger E. Murphy, 63, Little Suamico, died Thursday evening, December 11, 2008 at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, following complications from a brain aneurysm he suffered the day before. He was born August 23, 1945 in Oconto Falls to Howard and Gloria (Lewis) Murphy. Roger grew up in the Oconto Falls area where he attended public schools, graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1963. Following his graduation, he served in the US Army Reserves. On June 25, 1966 he married Shirley Anderson at St. John Catholic Church in Gillett. Following their marriage the couple lived in Little Suamico where Roger was first employed for 20 years as a foreman at Heyrman Construction. He then went to work for Wisconsin Public Service as a heavy equipment operator until retiring four years ago. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls and the Kelly Lake Sportsman´s Club. Roger enjoyed spending time at Kelly Lake where he looked forward to his "breakfast with the boys" gathering at the Kelly Lakeside Restaurant. Last winter, he and Shirley enjoyed their time together at North Fort Meyers, FL and were looking forward to doing it again this year. Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Shirley Murphy, Little Suamico; one daughter, Jolene (Jeff) Truckenbrod, Sobieski; two granddaughters whom he dearly loved, Jena and Julie; his parents, Howard and Gloria Murphy, Morgan; one brother, Jim Murphy, Little Suamico; one sister, Jackie Super, Green Bay; his in-laws, Arnie and Olee Anderson, Oconto Falls; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arnold Jr. (Randae) Anderson, Robert (Jenny) Anderson, all of Little Suamico; Sandra (Don) Pederson, Appleton; Sharon Maaske, Green Bay; John Anderson, Oconto Falls; Janice (Mark) Trotter, Niagra; Linnea Bonville, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews and good friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and three nephews. Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Monday, December 15, 2008. Visitation will continue at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls after 9:30 am Tuesday, December 16, 2008 until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Visitation: Monday Dec 15, 2008, 4:00 until 8:00 pm Monday at Jones Funeral Service

Funeral Mass: Tuesday Dec 16, 2008, 10:30 am Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church

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