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Obituary for Michael J. Murphy

Michael Joseph Murphy, age 69, of Appleton was peacefully set free from all his earthly struggles on Friday, October 6, 2017 in the arms of his wife. Mike was born in Green Bay, WI on November 19, 1947 to the late Helen (Gille) and Roland Murphy. On December 5, 1978, Mike was united in marriage to Nancy VanVonderen.
Mike is survived by his wife, Nancy and their children, James (Candace), Brigette (Joseph) and Joshua, along with six grandchildren; his 3 children, Andrew (Nicole) Strauss, Jodi (Jason) Reiswig, and Lea Anne Murphy from his first wife Carol, along with 8 grandchildren. He is further survived by siblings Pat (Ann), Steve (Dawn), Joe (Ginny), Linda (Jeff), Judy, Sue, Sherry (Pat) and Connie (Tom) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike will be greeted in heaven by his parents, his loving son Shane, youngest brother Tony and many in-laws.
A memorial service in memory of Mike will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 St. Tenth Street, De Pere at 12:00PM. Visitation will take place after 10:00AM.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Ryan Funeral Home, Mayflower Assisted Living for all their love, support and compassion and to Thedacare Hospice for their comfort care towards the end of Mike’s journey.
Dad, you fought the good fight and you lived a BIG life! We will carry your memory in our hearts.


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Visitation

Saturday

14

Oct

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory

305 N. Tenth St
De Pere, WI 54115

Service

Saturday

14

Oct

12:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory

305 N. Tenth St
De Pere, WI 54115

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