CHARLES L. MURPHY, 81, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Born Oct. 5, 1939, in Lima, Ohio, Charles was a son of the late Alfred and Rose (Clancy) Murphy. Charlie served in the U.S. Army and was an educator for over 30 years. Charlie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Teresa (Kramer) Murphy; daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Polhamus; two grandsons, Christopher (Kylene) Polhamus of Syracuse, Ind., and Brian Polhamus of Bellevue, Ky.; granddaughter, Sara Polhamus of Newport, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Charles, Joseph and Brielle Polhamus; brothers, Gerald (Geraldine) Murphy of Dayton and James Murphy of Lima; sister, Rose Fischbach of Delphos; sister-in-law, Marie Murphy of Columbus Grove; sisters-in-law, Catherine Hammons of Delphos and Helen Niese of Lima; and brother-in-law, Alfred (Wilma) Kramer of Ft. Jennings. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by brothers Thomas, Michael, Patrick, and Terence; sisters, Alice Jean Stratton and Lynda Murphy; brothers-in-law, Raymond Fischbach, Larry Stratton, Henry Niese, Bob Hammons, and Vic Koester; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Koester. Memorial Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, with calling one hour prior. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Fort Wayne or Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com
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Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jun. 9, 2021.