David R. Murray

Jan. 12, 1943 - March 3, 2009

David R. Murray, loving and devoted husband and father, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at his home at age 66. He was born Jan.12, 1943, in Waukesha, the son of Robert J. and Lillian M. (nee Merten) Murray.

He was a 1961 graduate of Waukesha High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on submarine service during the Vietnam Conflict. Upon returning home, he received his apprenticeship in tool and die and was employed at Castech as a pattern maker for most of his career, retiring in 2007. Davidís hobbies included clock and watch repair, woodworking, gardening, hunting and fishing. He has been a lifelong member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Barbara (nee Hack) of Waukesha, along with their children, Lynne (Andrew) Gowen of Wales, United Kingdom, Maureen Murray of Waukesha and David R. Murray II of Waukesha. He is the dear grandfather of Marianna; beloved brother of Timothy (Susan) Murray of Waukesha and Ellen (Doug) Lange of Dayton, Ohio; and he is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James R. Murray.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. A funeral service for immediate family only will follow the visitation. The Rev. Arthur Koepsell will be officiating. Graveside services will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.