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Michael J. Murphy

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Michael J. Murphy

Des Moines

Michael J. Murphy, 61, of Des Moines, IA died at home July 2, 2014. Mike was born November 9, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI to James and Mary Jo (Bollenbeck) Murphy. He attended Milwaukee area schools. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam war. Mike worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma and was last employed by the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines from 1992 until retiring in 2008.

Michael is survived by one sister, Kathleen Murphy of Cudahy, WI and numerous cousins. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary Jo; and by a twin infant brother, Patrick.

A memorial service and burial will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI. Another memorial service will be held in Des Moines at a later date.


Published in Des Moines Register on July 13, 2014
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