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Edward F. Murphy, 96

Edward F. Murphy, 96 of Kendall, Wisc., and formerly of Ava, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hillsboro, Wisc.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1916 to Joseph and Alice (Heesen) Murphy in Elroy, Wisc.

He is survived by four stepchildren; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kendall, Wisc., with Father Richard C. Dickman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors by the William J. Schriver American Legion Post #309.

The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home assisted the family.