Charles Murphy

Golden Eagle | Friday, November 13 2020 |

Charles Murphy, 93, died November 13, 2020, at his home.

He was born November 23, 1926, in Louisiana MO. to Jess and Bessie (Noel) Murphy.

Charles was a veteran, serving in the United States Navy, in WWII. He married Virginia Jones, and on September 13th, they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. They were married in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, where he was a member. Together they had four children, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.

Charles worked as a Carpenter and farmer until he retired. He was also a commercial fisherman, making his own baskets and nets. After retirement, he continued his love for the river, but this time fishing for fun with a rod and reel. He also enjoyed gardening and watching his grandchildren play sports. In later years, he enjoyed sitting on his front porch and visiting with family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters and son in laws, Sharon and Mike Rose, Mary and David Kirn, and Charlene and Lonnie Haug. Grandchildren and spouses, Jason, Jennifer, Jared Rose, Jan and Dewayne Jackson, Aaron Kirn, John and Mary Beth Haug, Loren Haug, Diane and Ben Tepen, Clayton and Megan Murphy, and Paula and Jeff Schleeper. Great grandchildren, Gavin Rose, Janelle and Jaden Rose, Kenzi Schulte, Jackson, Sam, Cole, Alivia, and Grace Haug, Ava, Maggie, Lilly, and Charlie Tepen, Cole and Barrett Murphy, Mason and Miles Schleeper, and several sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ernie and Lillian Geisler who helped raise him, two brothers John and Russell Murphy, four sisters, Alberta Murphy, Mary Lou Bolton, Jessie Margaret Peevey, and Alice Irene Murphy, a son, Dwight Murphy, and a granddaughter Patricia Kirn.

Private Graveside service will take place at a later date.

Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St Matthews Church, Calhoun Ambulance, or charity of choice.

Obit Provided By:
Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home

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