Joe Murphy, 80Joseph LaVerne “Joe” Murphy, age 80, of Cannon Falls, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Regina Medical Center in Hastings.
Joseph LaVerne “Joe” Murphy, age 80, of Cannon Falls, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Regina Medical Center in Hastings.
Joe was born on March 26, 1931, in Lakeville, the son of James E. and Gertrude (Streefland) Murphy. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1948 and went on to serve with the U.S Navy. He farmed for many years in Cannon Falls Township. He married Violet (Nielsen) Moss on Dec. 2, 1973, and she died on April 8, 1992. He later married Ruth (Alexander) Hauschildt in November 1993, and she died on Aug. 21, 2010.
He is survived by his brother Bernard “Babe” Murphy of Lakeville; sister-in-law, Patricia Murphy of Farmington; nieces and nephews and their families: Tom (Julie) Murphy of Cannon Falls, Mary Stover of Farmington, Tim (Judy) Murphy of Inver Grove Heights, Kathy (Bill) Larson of Lakeville, Ann (Tom) Welter of Farmington, Mary (Jim) Fisher of Minneapolis, Brian (Trish) Murphy of Lakeville and Molly Murphy of Minneapolis. He is also survived by Ruth’s children and their families: Debbi St. John of Red Wing, Barb (John) Maher of Hastings, Gary (Gloria) Hauschildt of Randolph, and Kathy (Kevin) Clemens of Welch; and Violet’s children and their families: Richard (Marva) Moss of Stafford, Va., Les (Elaine) Moss of Eagan, and Dennis Moss of Lakeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Gertrude Murphy; brother James “Jim” Murphy; and his wives, Violet and Ruth.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls with Father Jay K. Kythe celebrating. Interment with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. There will also be visitation at the church on Monday from 9-10 a.m.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.