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William B. Murphy
November 2, 1923 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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William B. Murphy, age 99, of Highland, IN, passed away on August 8, 2023. He is survived by his loving wife of 77 years, Shirley (nee Krooswyk); children Cheri (late Mike) Mestrovich, Jackie (late Mark) Sleeman, and Tim (Ginger) Murphy; grandchildren Tom, Michelle, Sam, Carrie, Charlie, Molly, Jake, Rachel, and Grace; eighteen great grandchildren; thirteen great great grandchildren; one great great great grandchild; brother Jim (Emily) Murphy of Colorado; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mike Schieb. Bill was preceded in death by five of his siblings.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home in Highland, 2828 Highway Avenue. Funeral mass will commence at Our Lady of Grace Church in Highland on Monday, August 14, at 10:30 A.M., with burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery to follow.
Bill was a proud WWII and Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bill drove the milk truck for some time, delivering milk to his community often in spite of extreme weather conditions. He worked as a car salesman at Art Hill Ford for many years before his retirement in 1986. Bill stayed very active following his retirement, and began working as a "pioneer rideshare driver" in the 80's, driving people to various events or the airport. A good Irishman and a better Catholic, Bill was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church. He was involved in numerous other organizations as well. Bill was a wonderful husband, dad, and grandpa who will be greatly missed by his family.