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“I only had a year to get to know Uncle. But, what a great man! He was a positive, inspirational, sweet, and funny man through it all. He was so wise...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle TeWinkle - Jamestown, NY

“Love you and miss you dearly. Heaven has the greatest man. Spread your wings! ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ronda Murphy - Cedar, MN - Family

“Jerry you were my young cousin didn't get to see you as an adult. I am glad we got to connect again May God keep you and now you can rest ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Helen Huff - Wasilla, AK - Family

“I knew. Jerry most of. My life we met at age almost 19. And almost 21 we were. So young. We times we had great times. but we always. Loved each...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kimberly Murphy - Hemet, CA

“Jerry I will always love you wwith all my heary ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kimberly Murphy - Hemet, CA

“You were my baby then and you are still my baby. I will always be here for you and I will always love you. I am glad that you are no longer in pain....Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Shirley Murphy - Sun Prairie, WI

“When I met Jerry many years ago I could tell immediately after being introduced that I liked him, he was just one of those type of guys that you knew...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ryan, Rhonda & Loraine Corona - CA

“Having known you your whole life I have many wonderful memories of you. As a small girl I remember taking the bus with mom to go visit you in the...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dena Pfaff - Sun Prairie, WI

“I'm so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincerest condolences. May God comfort you during this time. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Caudle - Hyattsville, MD


Jerry Arthur Murphy (DOB 9/1/65), 53, of Sun Prairie finished his 6 year battle with cancer just after midnight on September 18th, 2018. He did so on his own terms, at home, surrounded by family, and without pain. He was born in Orange, CA, the youngest son of Glenn and Shirley (Wingo) Murphy.
In 1987 he was married to Kimberly Rudisaille. They have one daughter, Heather Lynn Murphy.
Jerry was employed by PaR Systems in Shoreview, MN since 2004. Jerry was a founding member and Chief of the Dixie Cup Volunteer Fire Department, a key position he held begrudgingly until the day he left us. He was an active member of the online gaming community, where he as the legendary Laggin' Lefty battled virtual foes and facilitated the real-life meeting of his sister Dena and future brother-in-law Darin. Jerry's mechanical skills flourished by virtue of collecting and rebuilding derelict lawn tractors with his brother-in-law. Thanks to his big Irish heart, he never hesitated to help others - possessing a giving nature and friendly personality that endeared him to all who had the privilege of meeting Jerry.
He is survived by father Glenn L. Murphy (Cecilia) and mother Shirley M. (Wingo) Murphy, his brothers Glenn A. (Christine), and Michael P. (Ronda) and his sister Dena (Darin) Pfaff. He leaves behind his wife Kimberly, his daughter Heather, five grand-daughters, and nine nieces and nephews.
Jerry was very much an outdoors person, so in keeping with his wishes his ashes will be spread at a family property in the Pacific Northwest at a later date. Memorial gifts in Jerry Murphy's memory can be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance 1025 Vermont Ave NW Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005. https://www.ccalliance.org/donate
Arrangements are being handled by the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, Sun Prairie,