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William "Bill" Murphy Jr.

William "Bill" Murphy Jr.

Memorial services were held for William Murphy Jr., age 80, of Wadena, MN on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Karvonen Funeral Home of Wadena.

William Moses Murphy Jr. was born August 9, 1937 to William Sr. and Helen (Stubbs) Murphy in Loveland, Ohio. He grew up in Ohio and attended school at Terrace Park High. At the age of 17, Bill joined the United States Navy and proudly served for 20 years. Bill was united in marriage to Barbara Nell VanOrsdel on June 8, 1982 in Watertown, SD.

Bill enjoyed wood working, building gas-powered airplanes, racing trucks and cars; snowmobiling, riding motorcycle and dune-buggies. He especially loved spending time with all his family and friends. Bill will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Bill peacefully passed away on November 11, 2017 at Henning Rehab and Home Health Care of Henning, MN with his loving family by his side.

Survived by his loving wife, Barbara Murphy; children: Bob (Sue) Ohrmundt; Tim Ohrmundt; Roxy (Frank) Havnes, all of Wadena, MN; Scott Murphy of Ridgecrest, CA; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Earl, Warren, Robert, Jimmy and Thomas; sisters: Mildred Dickinson, Lorraine Stewart, and Donna Burdsol.

Arrangements by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of Wadena.

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