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February 22, 1943 - January 15, 2023

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1150 West Centre Ave., Portage, MI 49024. Fr. Ben Huynh celebrant. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the mass at the church on Friday. He will be laid to rest at South Portage Cemetery next to his first wife, Julie. Memorial contributions may be given to the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.

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As kids growing up, the McMahon boys were always thrilled when there was a get-together with the Murphys. Frankie and Charlie were close in age to me and my brother Jim. Steve, Tim, and Anne were often victims of our pranks. Having no choices in my name selection as a child, when I reached Confirmation age I always knew it would be Francis. Godspeed to my cousin and friend. Tom McMahon

Posted by Thomas McMahon on January 19, 2023

Frank Murphy was a kind and friendly young fellow and as an older person he remained that way. He was always very kind to his three younger brothers and one younger sister and loved his mother dearly. He carried these traits with him throughout his life and it showed when he smiled at you and spoke in his soft pleasant voice. He worked 4 years at Ford Motor Company and was well-liked by his supervisor and the employees whom he worked with. Everyone thought well of Frank and he will be greatly missed by his family and relatives.

Posted by Frank Maguire (Uncle) on January 19, 2023

To all Murphys everywhere, Frank was indeed a kind, loving and accomplished man. While at Ferris he joined our Fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was, is and will always be a Loved Brother. As is so eloquently stated in his obituary " He is not wholly gone". He is with us just as he has always been. He will always be with us as each of us carries him everywhere we go in our hearts. We wish the family and all to know that we loved as you loved him. Once you start loving a man like Frank you never stop loving him. He belongs to all of us. May your hearts be comforted by the memories of the happy times you shared with him and may that comfort nourish the rest of your lives and help to mend your broken hearts. Travel well Dear Brother and know how loved you will always be. Yours in the bond forever, The Men of Tau Kappa Epsilon

Posted by Joe Duffy on January 18, 2023