Tom Murphy

  • Born: November 3, 1941
  • Died: March 31, 2018
  • Location: Denison, Iowa

Fouts Funeral Home

501 Normal St
Woodbine, IA 51579

Tel. (712) 647-2221

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Thomas Bernard Murphy was born on November 3, 1941, to Walter and Marguerite (Tierney) Murphy in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap, Iowa, attended school, and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Dunlap. He then served in the Iowa Army National Guard. On February 19, 1966, Tom married Maxine Quandt at the Catholic Church in Ida Grove, Iowa. The couple farmed and raised hogs to farrow. Tom also did custom hay baling, sold seed corn and beans and worked part-time at FSC in Denison. Tom and Maxine owned Murphy's Lunch Wagon and the Dunlap Dairy Sweet and Your Treasure Chest in Denison.

Tom was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He enjoyed being with his family and friends and helping his children with their 4-H projects. Tom was always ready to flip a quarter for a buck or a meal.

Tom died on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Dunlap Specialty Care at the age of 76 years, four months, and 28 days.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jim Murphy in 1987; and seven siblings, infant sister Teresa Agnes, Rosalie Sennett, Catherine Gard, John, Leo, and Joe Murphy and Geraldine Alcantar. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maxine Murphy of Denison, Iowa; two daughters, Annette and her husband Richard Gross of Earling, Iowa and Suzy and her husband Rob King of Council Bluffs, Iowa; six grand-children; and many other relatives and friends.