THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jim Murphy, 56, Oconto Falls, passed away Saturday night, Nov. 30 of apparent cardiac arrest at a Green Bay hospital.
Born Sept. 5, 1957 in Oconto Falls to Howard and Gloria (Lewis) Murphy, he grew up in the Town of Morgan where he attended Oconto Falls Public Schools and graduated in 1975. He lived most of his life in the Suamico area where he worked the counter at various auto parts businesses.
He could converse with anyone, especially over a cold beer if it related to Harley-Davidson motorcycles or any of the places or people he knew. He will be remembered as an avid reader and deer hunter, especially with his late brother Roger. A dreamer, he will also be remembered for coming up with an idea which could lead to instant prosperity.
Survivors are his mother, Gloria Murphy, Morgan; a sister, Jackie Super, Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Shirley Murphy, Kelly Lake; two nieces; one nephew; two great nieces and two special friends, Karla and Big Jim, Abrams.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard on Aug. 2, 2009 and a brother, Roger on Dec. 11, 2008.
Visitation with the urn present will be held after 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 5 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is serving the family.