Obit: Murphy, Robert (1933 - 2011)


Contact: Audrey Roedl




Surnames: Murphy, Howard, Todd, Brown


----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI 03 Aug 2011)


Murphy, Robert (01 OCT 1933-27 JULY 2011)


Robert D. Murphy, 77, Marshfield, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Bethal Center, Arpin. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marshfield. Rev. Jon Guenther officiated and Lydia Oemig was the organist for congregational singing. Burial took place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, where military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post 54. Pallbearers were Brent Brown, Sam Murphy, Daren Ratzloff, Dennis Todd, Gary Franke and Greg Murphy.


Robert Murphy was born on Oct. 1, 1933, in Weston, to Fred and Leora (nee Howard) Murphy. He was a 1951 graduate of Greenwood High School. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from October 1953 until September 1956. On Sept. 7, 1957, he married Esther J. Todd in Granton. They farmed in the town of Rib Falls, Marathon County, for many years. They returned to Greenwood and then he was employed at Weyerhaeuser Corporation until his retirement. He enjoyed building remote control model airplanes and woodworking.


Survivors include his wife, Esther, Marshfield; a daughter, Roxanne Brown, Marshfield; five grandchildren, Lindsey, Jessica, Brent, Sam and Molly; two great-grandchildren, Khloe and Candace; two brothers, Wayne (Meta) Murphy, Ely, Minn., and Floyd (Caroline) Murphy, Willard, and one sister, Betty (Lavon) Johnston, Belen, N.M.


He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Randy, on March 30, 2011.


A memorial will be designated in Bob’s name at a later date.


TO THOSE I LOVE When I am gone, just release me,

Let me go-so I can move into my

Afterglow. You mustn’t tie me down

With your tears; let’s be happy\that w had for so many years. I gave you

My love, you can only guess

How much you gave me in happiness.

I thank you for all the love you each have

shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me awhile, if grieve

you must, then let your grief be comforted

with trust. Its only for a while that

we must part, so bless the memories within

your heart. And then, when you must

come this way alone. I’ll greet you with

a smile and a "Welcome Home."


Condolences may be sent online to


Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the family with arrangements.



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