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Stephen William Murphy Veteran
September 15, 2022


Stephen William Murphy, 79, of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2022.

He was born on February 2, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois, to the late John and Dorothy (Sinclair) Murphy. He was a graduate of Spaulding Institute in Peoria. He received a scholarship to play football at Northwestern University where he also met his future wife Jan. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Later, Steve served in the US Army during the Vietnam War where he was stationed in Thailand. He worked in retail management for over 40 years for Sears and Roebuck and Tractor Supply Company.

Steve enjoyed golfing with his friends, listening to classical music and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jan (Lane) Murphy, whom he married July 13, 1968 in Piqua, Ohio; two children, Chris (Lisa) Murphy, Katie (Nate) Husak; four grandchildren, Gavin and Ryan Murphy, Sam and Abby Husak; sister, Patty Unes.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Julie Murphy; brother, Mike Murphy; brother-in-law, Larry Unes.

He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. A Celebration of Life open house for Stephen Murphy will be held October 29th from 1-5 pm at the Murphy residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Animal Protection League or Madison County Humane Society.

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Rozelle Johnson Funeral Service
229 S. Rangeline Road
Anderson, IN 46012