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James Patrick Murray

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Funeral services for James Patrick Murray were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Milford. Msgr. Kenneth Seifried officiated the service.

Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery of Milford.

Graveside rites were conducted by Milford American Legion Post 384.

Jim passed away Nov. 8, 2007, at Sioux Falls, S.D.

James Patrick Murray was born Jan. 3, 1926, at Ayrshire, to William Murray and Josephine Emma (Wigen) Murray. Jim graduated from high school at Spirit Lake, attended college in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Pharmacy.

On Oct. 6, 1952, he was married to Madonna Marie Raher at Sioux City. They made their home in Milford where Jim joined the family business, Murray Drug.

Jim was active in the Milford community as a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a past member of Kiwanis and Lions.

Jim was a veteran of WW ll as a communications specialist for 3 years with the US Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Josephine Murray; brothers: Robert, William and Lynard; and nephew, William (Billy).

Jim is survived by his wife, Madonna (Donna); daughter, Cindy; son, Dan; daughter Cathy (Mary); and son, Jason; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.