Thomas V. Murphy, 73, of Cherokee, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Careage Hills in Cherokee.
Thomas V. Murphy was born May 3, 1931, in Le Mars, the son of John J. and Mary (Caine) Murphy. He attended country school in Le Mars, and graduated from St. Joseph's High School (now Gehlen Catholic High School) in 1949. He served with the U.S. military during the Korean War.
Tom farmed in the Le Mars area for several years before working with Nu-Way Drug Store in South Sioux City, Neb., from 1956 to 1976. He worked for Hy-Vee from 1976 to 1992 in the cosmetics, health and beauty division.
On Aug. 20, 1957, he married Mary Goebel in Granville. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the V.F.W. in Cherokee.
Tom enjoyed his family and golfing.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Julie Venenga and her husband, Collin, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Michelle Paltz and her husband, Paul, of Cherokee, Colleen Lehmann and her husband, Pete, of Portland, Ore., Sue Ann Johnson and her husband, Kerry, of Larrabee; sons, Daniel Murphy and his wife, Dee, of Cherokee, Thomas "T.J." Murphy and Bonnie of Blue Springs, Mo., and Timothy Murphy and Amy, of Cherokee; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, John Murphy of Le Mars, Sylvester Murphy of Arizona, Leo Murphy and his wife, Peg, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters, Maureen Soules of Worthington, Minn., Eileen Murphy of Marion, Cheryl Bartz and her husband, Jack, of Middaugh, Ill., Teresa Jeffrey of Wayne, Neb., Mary Fran Redmond and her husband, Maurice, of South Sioux City, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Francis and Edward, and a sister, Rose Mary Van Wyhe.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee with the Rev. Armand Bertrand and the Rev. John Cain officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Cherokee. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. A scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, followed by a rosary with the Knights of Columbus, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the organ restoration at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.