Bernard Murtaugh, 1924-2019
Published 1:00 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Bernard John Murtaugh, 95, of Winona died Friday, March 15, 2019, at Roger Metz Manor in Winona.
Bernard (Barney) was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Elroy, Wisconsin, to Bernard and Emma (McLain) Murtaugh. He graduated from Winona Senior High School and Winona State University. His graduate work was done at University of Colorado in Greeley. Barney taught in Minnesota public schools in Dover, Hayfield, Claremont and Albert Lea. He retired in 1985 and moved to Winona.
On Aug. 19, 1952, he married Beverly Harvey at Central Lutheran Church in Winona. She preceded him in death Jan. 3, 2017.
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Being an avid coin and antique collector, Barney also enjoyed monthly casino trips, cardigan sweaters and Perkins pancakes.
Barney is survived by a sister-in-law, Addy Murtaugh; nephews Roger (Dana) Reupert, Robert (Jill Clark) Murtaugh, James (Penny) Requarth, Jon (Belinda) Requarth, Jeff (Cathy) Requarth and Lynn Harvey; and nieces Beth (Kevin) Orenstein, Donna (Robert) Culbertson, Jenne (Will) Burnham and Linda (Randall) Steele.
He is preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Emma Murtaugh; wife, Beverly; brother, Robert Murtaugh; and sisters Chloe Lockwood, Cora Reupert and Charlotte Requarth.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona.
A celebration of life service for family and friends will be this summer at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the Bernard and Beverly Murtaugh Teacher Education Scholarship within the Winona State University Foundation, 175 Mark St. W., Winona, MN 55987.
Services are entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Winona and Fountain City, Wisconsin. Words of sympathy and remembrance can be given at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.