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James H. Murphey, 86

Nov 17, 2019

Winnebago James Harlan Murphey, age 86, of Winnebago passed away at the United Hospital District in Blue Earth on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

James was born on Oct. 19, 1933 in Winnebago to John and Genevieve (Ash) Murphey. He attended Winnebago School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. James married Margaret Ahl on Dec. 30, 1971. Throughout his life he worked many jobs, including carpentry, construction, and numerous manufacturing jobs.

James enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Jay (Angie) Murphey and Jill (Eric) Haken, both of Winnebago; brother, Gerald Murphey, of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Ruth Walls, of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and seven grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd Murphey; and sisters, Audrey Murphey and Avis Ignaszewski.

Memorial services to be held at a later date.