Dale Murphy, 1943-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, October 30, 2016

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

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

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

Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy

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

Dale worked at Queen Stoves and Streater in Albert Lea and later at Hormel in Austin, 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.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Albert Lea; children Tom (Lisa) Murphy of Apple Valley, Kathy Attig of Albert Lea, Terry (Tim “Ozzie”) Osmundson of Northwood and Michael (Rose) Lein of Alden; 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, Samantha Lein of Alden, Dillan Lein of Alden, Tanya Johnson (special friend, Isaiah) of Albert Lea and Tiffany Johnson (special friend, Sean) of Northwood; 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 and Lynel Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Elton, DeWayne and Doug; 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.