Murphy, Robert “Bob” F.


(3/31/2020)

Robert “Bob” F. Murphy, age 77, of Fountain City, Wis., died on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home with his family at his side.

He was born on June 17, 1942, in St. Paul, Minn., to Francis and Marvis (Hacklander) Murphy. After graduating from Humbolt High School, Bob honorably served his country in the United States Army.

On January 4, 1964, Bob was united in marriage to Duella Semling.

He retired from Badger Foundry in Winona. Bob was a proud member of GMP Union, Local 63B and over his years of membership, served in various roles. Bob was a staunch supporter of workers’ rights.

Bob is survived by and forever in the hearts of his wife of the past 56 years, Duella; three sons, Daniel (Julie), Patrick and Brian (Traci); five grandchildren, Kelsey (Adam) Kaufman, Zachary, Elizabeth, Mikahla (Tim) Nelson and Alex; four great-grandchildren, Charlise, Kilian, Nora and Vivian; also by the Semling families; sister-in-law, Linda; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Durwood; and Semling inlaws, Werner and Della, Gladys Pampuch, Mark, Gerry and Steve.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bob’s family would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire staff of Winona Area Hospice for their kindness and care given to him during his final days.

Talbot Family Funeral Homes of Cochrane, Wis., assisted the Murphy family with arrangements.

To share a memory or express your condolences, please visit www.talbotfuneralhomes.com. Go Vikes!

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