James C. ‘Jim’ Murphy
March 7, 1921 – July 8, 2012
James C. “Jim” Murphy of Waukesha died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 91. He was born in Elton on March 7, 1921, the son of James and Emeline Murphy.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. James had worked at Bell Products in Waukesha as a skilled machinist for many years. He loved trout fishing, trapping and deer hunting. He was a great handyman and enjoyed fixing and reselling lawnmowers. He was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. James was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marlene (nee Springer) Murphy of Waukesha; his children, Maxine Noyes of Tomah, James P. Murphy of Waukesha, Thomas Murphy of Eagle, Cynthia Murphy-Sayles of Genesee and Dawn (Terry Allen) Murphy-Johnson of Waukesha; seven grandchildren, Dennis (Kristin) Sayles of Oconomowoc, Jennifer Johnson of Washington, D.C., Larry (Sadeana) Miller, Danny (Bobbie Trindal) Miller, Tammy Miller, Barbara Miller-Wilson and Andy (Natasha) Miller all of Tomah; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Owen and Addison Sayles of Oconomowoc; along with 18 other great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Charles Murphy, on Aug. 6, 2008; and his eight brothers and sisters, George, Ralph, Elizabeth Raygo, William, Daisy, Viola Stadler, Leonard and Herbert.
A special thank-you to the hospice care that James received, his caregivers, and to all that cared for him at the VA Medical Center.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday, July 14, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. Graveside services with full military honors will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.