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Robert Murnane Obituary

Murnane, Robert "Bob" Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away March 31, 2013 at the age of 92. A lifelong St. Paul area resident, "Bud" was born Feb 19, 1921 to Myrtle & Philip Murnane. Graduate of Harding High & the U of M. As a teenager, best friend Wes introduced him to a cousin Elise; thus began a love that lasted over 70 years. They married while he was on leave from the US Navy in 1943. They raised 3 children in Maplewood. Worked as an electrical engineer, then formed & ran his company, Murnco. Longtime member Norske Torske Kluben. Enjoyed woodworking, gardening & time spent at the family cabin. After retirement, traveled, watched birds & golfed. Survived by loving wife of 69 years Elise; 3 children: Sandy, Kathy (Gary), and Wes; 2 grandchildren Kimberly & Andrew; sister Doris; many nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. Preceded in death by beloved sister Dorothy. His ready smile & twinkle in his eyes will be missed by all. For their loving & compassionate care, the family sincerely thanks the staff of Lakeview Commons, St. Croix Hospice & Dr. John Dickhudt. Memorial Service: 2 PM, Sat, April 6 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr. Visitation 1 hr prior. Private interment in Elmhurst Cemetery. WULFF 651-776-1555 www.WulffFuneralHome.com
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This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.
Published online on 4/3/2013 courtesy of Star Tribune.
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