John Murray, 83John Harold Murray, age 83, of New Richmond, Wis., died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond.
John Harold Murray, age 83, of New Richmond, Wis., died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond.
He was born on May 22, 1928, in New Richmond, to John P. and Mary (Clennan) Murray. He was married to Kathleen Brennan on Feb. 23, 1952. John was a 1945 graduate of New Richmond High School.
He enjoyed visiting with people and loved old-time polka music, dancing, Irish songs, and playing cards. He was a farmer at heart who loved the outdoors. He and his wife, Kathleen, had a cabin on Cedar Lake, where he could have fun with the grandchildren, who he loved with all his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Ann Murray; daughter Mary Kay Murray Tjader; sisters, Mary Murray and Madonna Murray.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Kathleen (Brennan) Murray; children, J. Michael Murray (Christine Consiglio) and Colleen Linder (Brian Stroot); his beloved grandchildren, Scott Linder, Ryan Linder, Genessa Tjader, David Tjader, Kimberly Murray, Matthew Murray, Emily Murray, and Sam Stroot; son-in-law, Tom Tjader; also many in-laws, extended family, and very close special friends.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Richmond. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home, New Richmond, and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.
Cullen Crea Funeral Home, 715-246-2667.
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