July 6, 1957 Ė Aug. 6, 2008
Murphy, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at
his home at age 51. John was born July 6, 1957, the son of James and
John took great pride in his work at Goodwill in Pewaukee and will be
missed by his co-workers. He loved the outdoors, swimming and traveling.
He will always be remembered as a sharing and caring person.
John will be deeply missed by his loving parents, James and Marlene of
Waukesha; his brothers, James of Waukesha and Thomas of Eagle; his
sisters, Cindy Sayles of Waukesha and Dawn Johnson of Waukesha; his
nephew, Dennis (Kristin) Sayles; and his niece, Jennifer Johnson. John was
the great-uncle of Jayden and Owen Sayles and is further survived by other
relatives and his longtime roommate, David Hansen.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Olga Springer and
James and Emeline Murphy, and his loving foster grandmother, Christina
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service
Saturday, Aug. 9, at St. Lukeís Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St.,
Waukesha. The Rev. Gary Liedtke will be officiating. Burial will
immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials in Johnís name are appreciated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society of America, 4125 N. 124th St., Unit A, Brookfield, WI 53005.
Johnís family would like to thank the staffs at Waukesha Memorial
Hospital, Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Care Hospice and the caregivers at
Johnís home for all the wonderful care John received during his illness.
A special thank you is also sent to Chuck and the staff at the Lutheran
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence,