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Carmel Murphy, 86

Jun 5, 2011

Carmel Murphy

Blue Earth — Carmel Murphy, age 86, of Blue Earth, died May 29, 2011, at United Hospital, Blue Earth.

Mass of Christian Burial was held June 3, 2011, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Eugene Stenzel officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Carmel was born April 12, 1925, at Easton, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Rauenhorst) Schultz. She was raised in Easton where she attended Mt. Carmel Catholic School and later attended Wells High School. She was married to Raymond H. Murphy on Oct. 30, 1945, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, in Easton. The couple farmed in JoDaviess Township East of Guckeen for many years. Carmel was a homemaker, raising six children and had worked at Green Giant and was a bailiff at the Faribault County Courthouse. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Guckeen where she held several church offices and taught catechism. Through the years she helped with many 4-H sewing projects, raised wonderful gardens, was a great cook, baker and canner. She was known for her exceptional apple pies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carmel and Ray had recently enjoyed a wonderful celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary with many family and friends.

Carmel is survived by her husband, Raymond Murphy, of Blue Earth; children, Carol (Bob)?Moore, of Blue Earth, George (Jean) Murphy, of Blue Earth, Barbara (Tom) Bleckeberg, of Austin, Sue (Tom) Riemann, of Albert Lea, Clyde Murphy, of Chaska, and Matt Murphy, of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Leon (Midge) Schultz, of Easton; sister, Anita (Fred) Virnig, of Blue Earth; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Cletus, Victor and Vernon; and a sister, Marvel Kubu.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com