Dale W. Murphy, 73

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
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Dale W. Murphy, 73

Dale W. Murphy, 73, has passed away.

Dale was born on March 21, 1943, in Lyle, Minnesota, the son of Bernard and Lela (Walsh) Murphy.

He attended Lyle High School and then served our country in the US Army. He served as a medic and on border patrol from January of 1965, receiving his honorable discharge from the reserves in 1971.

He was united in marriage to Judy Budin on Oct. 15, 1977, at St. Theodore Catholic Church.

Dale had worked at Queen Stoves and Streater in Albert Lea, Minnesota and later at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, retiring in 2011.

He was a member of the Eagles and the American Legion.

Dale had many varied interests which included playing hand-held video games, watching the Minnesota Vikings and NASCAR racing, fishing, camping, road trips and hunting for antiques.

He also enjoyed attending the demo derby with his grandson, and mentoring Travis in his Eagle Scout pursuit.

He was an especially talented woodworker and had the ability to fix anything. His dog Jackie was his constant companion.

Dale is survived by his wife Judy of Albert Lea, children: Tom (Lisa) Murphy of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Kathy Attig of Albert Lea, Terry (Tim “Ozzie”) Osmundson of Northwood, Iowa, Michael(Rose) Lein of Alden, Minnesota; grandchildren: Jessica Attig (special friend Mick) of Albert Lea, Jared Attig of Albert Lea, David (Tiffany) Lein of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Daniel Lein (special friend Emily) of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Samantha Lein of Alden, Dillan Lein of Alden, Tanya Johnson (special friend Isaiah) Albert Lea, Tiffany Johnson (special friend Sean) of Northwood, Iowa; great grandchildren: MaKayla Carbert, MaKenzie Attig, Eli Lein, Braylan Peterson and Kash Peterson; sisters: Norma Keller and Jeannine (Jerry) Kellogg both of Austin, brother Eugene Murphy also of Austin; sisters-in-law: Deloris Murphy, Lynel Murphy and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Elton, DeWayne and Doug and father-in-law and mother-in-law Edward and Myrtle Budin, sister-in-law Bernice Murphy and brother-in-law Harold Keller.

Dale will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him

Prayer services for Dale W. Murphy will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea Veteran’s Organizations. Friends may visit with family from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.