Dennis Carlson Murphy (1951 - 2014)

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Dennis Carlson Murphy

Des Moines

Dennis Carlson Murphy, 62, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Visitation will be 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Plymouth Congregational Church in the Greenwood Room. The memorial service will be 3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Plymouth Congregational Church, where Dennis and his wife are members.

Dennis, originally from Clinton, Iowa, was a small business owner in Des Moines selling specialty commercial flooring. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa and an avid Hawkeye fan. His favorite day of each year was the first day of college football.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Kathleen; sons, Brett (Jenny) Murphy of West Des Moines and John Murphy of Des Moines; daughter Libby (David) Watkins of Dallas, TX; three grandchildren: Riley, Harper and Cole Murphy; brothers: Tom (An) Murphy of Springfield, VA and Jim Murphy of Shakopee, MN; sister, Ellyn (Dave) Hostetler of Richland, WA; sister-in-law Marilyn (late Edward) Jones of West Des Moines; brother-in-law David (Bonnie) Libby of West Des Moines; as well as nieces and nephews.

In Denny's honor, memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Youth Hockey Association, Polk County "I" Club or Plymouth Congregational Church.


Funeral Home
Iles Funeral Home - Dunn's Chapel
2121 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 244-2121
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2014
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