Robert Murphy’s obituary (2021) – Kenosha, WI

Robert J. “Murph” Murphy


KENOSHA – Bob Murphy, 85, of Kenosha passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Clement J. Zablocki VA Hospital in Milwaukee.

Bob was born on November 18, 1935 in Elroy, WI, son of the late Edward and Ruth (Fassbender) Murphy. He was raised and educated in Mauston, graduating from Mauston High in 1953 with the distinction of being elected King of the Ball.

Bob was Jet Maintenance Tech in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1957. Bob married Marilyn Miller, they later divorced. Bob was a proud member of Teamsters Local 43, retiring in May 1997 with over 30 years of service. After his retirement, Bob worked as a part-time starter at the Washington Park Golf Course in Kenosha. On April 10, 2001, he scored his one and only hole in one fell swoop. Bob was very proud of his Irish heritage and loved Jameson Whiskey. His hobbies included golfing, gardening, cheering the Packers, Badgers, Brewers and Bucks. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and canine companions Shannon and Dublin.

Survivors include his children: Lorie (Rick) Slater of Sturtevant, Brian Murphy of Kenosha, Jeffrey Murphy of Carpentersville, IL; sister, Barbara Parentau of Eau Claire; five grandchildren: Rudy, Cody, Joseph, Connor and Sydney; two great-grandchildren: Eric and Sebastian; and a great-great-grandchild Moni. Bob was predeceased by his sister, Helen, and brothers, Edward and Michael, as well as his beloved dogs.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Milwaukee VA Hospital for their compassionate care while in hospital.

Military Honors Services will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery on Monday, November 8, 2021, starting at 3:00 p.m. In addition, a rally in honor of Bob will be held at a later date. Please continue to visit the Kenosha Funeral Service website for more information.

Kenosha Funeral and Crematorium Services


Kenosha, WI 53143

(262) 652-1943

Posted by Kenosha News on October 10, 2021.

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