Michael P. Murphy, 42

Michael P. Murphy of Waterford, formerly of Cedarburg, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2014, at the Aurora Medical Center in Summit at the age of 42.

Michael was born on June 7, 1971, in Milwaukee, the son of Michael D. and Colleen Murphy. He attended Cedarburg High School, and received his diploma in June of 1989.  He later moved to Theresa and most recently resided in Waterford.

In addition to being with friends and family, Michael was a true outdoorsman who loved to spend every waking moment in nature, either hunting or fishing.  He was so excited to be in the woods or casting his reel.

Michael was employed by Triton Trailers, which is located in Hartford, working as a welder for the past three years.

Michael is survived by his beloved parents, Michael D. and Colleen Murphy; his loving fiancée, Meredith Ryan; and her three children, James, Katherine and David Kraus; his cherished daughter, Cassandra; and his siblings, Brian Murphy and Meghan Murphy. He is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of Michael’s life was held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg with the Rev. Brent Halverson presiding. Michael was laid to rest at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg. Memorials of your choice are appreciated.

Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Michael P. Murphy video tribute or to send online condolences.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.