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Obituary for Raymond P. Murphy
Raymond Patrick Murphy of Balsam Lake, WI died Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He was born January 21, 1924 to Richard and Mary Murphy in Milltown, WI. He was baptized at the Long Lake Catholic Church and attended the South Milltown School and Milltown High School, graduating in 1942. After working on the family farm, Ray went into business with his brother as Murphy Brothers Trucking in 1946 until gaining employment at Durex Products in Luck.
In 1951 Ray married Georgette (Randall) from Balsam Lake. To this union three children were born: Michael, Donald and Jaclyn.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Francis (Bernard) Murphy; sister, Mary (Tress) Hughes; niece, Patricia Hedlund; and great-niece, Laura Hedlund.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Georgette; sons, Michael Murphy of Almena, Donald (Jill) Murphy of Frederic, daughter, Jacky (Bob) Ouellette of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Jason Murphy of Almena, Lynda (John) Clem of Huntsville, AL, Veronique (Mike) Berens and Beau Ouellette of Naples, FL, Daniel Murphy and Jennifer Murphy of Frederic; 3 great grandchildren, McKayla, McKenzie and Troy Berens; nephews, Bill Hughes, David Murphy, Allen Murphy, Duane (Marlys) Murphy, Lee Murphy; and niece, Kathy Wilkerson.
Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake, WI on Saturday, May 15 at 11:00a.m. – preceded by a 10:00 visitation. The Very Rev. John Drummy will be officiating. Music will be provided by soloist, Pam Garvey and organist, Audrey Ruck. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Murphy, Lynda Murphy-Clem, Veronique Ouellette-Berens, Beau Ouellette, Dan Murphy and Jennifer Murphy.
As information is updated it can be found on the following websites: www.rowefh.com and www.wicremationcenter.com or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, WI have been entrusted with arrangements.