James Patrick (Murph) Murphy, 72

James Patrick "Murph" Murphy, 72 of Elysian, passed away March 7, 2018 at his home. James, son of Edward Anderson, Sr. and Lorriane (Henthorne)  Anderson, was born June 16, 1945 in Waseca. He attended school in  Waseca and graduated from Waseca High School. Following school, he  spent two years in the Army. After the Army he attended Barber School and was a barber in Waseca for more than a decade. He went into the construction field and later owned his own business, Murphy Flooring.  James loved the outdoors, working as a barber and in the flooring  business, and spending time with his family and friends. James was proceeded in death by his parents and a number of siblings. James is survived by three siblings, sister Ramona (Roger)  Draheim, brothers Ed (Peggy) Anderson and Gary (Becky) Anderson ;  children Troy Murphy and special friend Kim Forcier, Shaun (Linda)  Murphy,  Kelly (Jason) Dillon, stepdaughter Paula Schuster Fredenburg  and  stepson Jake (Leah) Malek; his grandchildren Tyler Murphy,  Ashley Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Isaac Murphy, Brady Murphy, Paige  (Reid) Roemhildt, Tyler (Sarah) Dillon, Halie Knott, and Lacie Knott;  and great-grandchildren Oakley Roemhildt, Huxley Roemhildt, and  Everly Dillon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at All  Saints Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Madison Lake at 11  a.m. with Father Robert Schneider officiating. A  Celebration of Life  will be held following the service at the Elysian American Legion.


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