Orme L. Murray

Orme L. Murray of South Milwaukee died peacefully in his sleep Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the Franciscan Villa, at age 92. Orme was born in Chelsea, the son of the late David and Gertrude Murray.

He married the love of his life, Leona Clausnitzer, on May 29, 1941. Although Orme closely followed his beloved sports teams, the Brewers, Bucks and Packers, his first and foremost love was always his family. Orme proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Orme will be dearly missed by his children, David (Susan) Murray, Donald (Linda) Murray, Maureen Townley (Rich), Margie (Jeffrey) Jung, Daniel P. (Julie) Murray and Douglas (Karen) Murray, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend. The Rev. Richard Robinson will be officiating. A private burial with military honors will held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Andrew Murray Special Needs Trust, 806 Mitchell Dr., Winnebago, IL, 61088.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Franciscan Villa for their exceptional care in their easing of Orme’s last few months.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit