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“I happened to pull up the obituaries for Pattons and saw that Gerald had passed away. We send our condolences to all of you. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bernadine & Cyril Paul - IA

“thinking of you Mary Ann offered prayers for you at this time. Mary Sullivan ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mary M. Sullivan - LaCrosse,, WI

“Mary Ann & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. May the memories you shared give you comfort in the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Ron Oelke - Andalusia, IL

“Mary Ann and Family: I hope our Sunday prayer for the last three months were of some help to you. I know Gerald is now in a sae place and forever...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: William & Beverly Murphy - TN

“Aunt Mary Ann & Cousins, you are in our thoughts. My memory of you all at the 50th wedding anniversary party and the fun are still strong. ...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Kathleen (Murphy) & Gary Hanning - ME

“Mary Ann, I will miss Gerald. He and you were great neighbors I wish I could be there. I will pray for him. You have a deepest condolences. ...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ryan Sullivan - San Tan Valley, AZ

“Mary Ann, Eugene, Richard, Geralyn and Terry: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and on the passing or your husband and father. May you know...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Gayln and Julie Short - Proctor, MN

“Mary Ann I have a doctors appointment at 7:40 with the cardiolgyst,for stress test and they want to check the stents. Other wise I would be there. ...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Arlis & Vic Wagner - Moorhead, MN

“I am a friend of Eugene's from Portland, OR. He talked alot about his father,family and "the farm". My sincere condolences to all of the family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Marsha Ware - Portland, OR

“I am sorry to learn of your loss. To have good neighbors is a great gift! ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Susanne Tillia - Peoria, IL

“Mary Anne and family, It was a pleasure to be able to help take care of Gerald in Memory Lane. As the disease of Alzheimers progressed Gerald had...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Bohling LPN - Blue Earth, MN

“Mary Ann, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Terry & Monica(Bleess) David - TX

“Mary Ann, Gene, Geralyn, Richard and Terry: Please accept our condolences. Gerald is in a place now where he can rest and be happy forever. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: William& Beverly Murphy - TN

“Our thoughts aqnd prayers are with you and your family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Marie Nyberg - Crosby, MN


GERALD A. MURPHY, age 88, of rural Blue Earth, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of memorial donations to Moonlight Lane at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center or Interfaith Caregivers. Gerald was born August 3, 1924, at rural Guckeen, MN, the son of William and Isabelle (Willette) Murphy. He was raised and educated in rural Guckeen and was a 1942 graduate of Blue Earth High School. Following school he farmed on his family's century farm. He was married to Mary Ann Evan on August 31, 1950 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. The couple continued to farm the family farm at Pleasant Prairie Township in Martin Co. for many years. Gerald had also sold seed corn and raised Duroc Hogs through the years. He was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Guckeen where he was a Knights of Columbus member and served on the Parish Council. He had been a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth since the closing of the church in Guckeen. Gerald was a member of the PTA at the Granada-Huntley School, was a 4 H leader and enjoyed coffee at the elevator and later playing cards and having coffee with friends at the Derby Inn. Gerald is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Murphy of Blue Earth, his son, Eugene Murphy of Rainier, OR., his son, Richard Murphy of Blue Earth, his daughter, Geralyn (Randy) Peter of Elmore, his son, Terry (Kim) Murphy of Granada, his sister, Naomi (George) Paul of Easton, his sister, Teresa Reed of Olympia, WA, his brother, William (Bev) Murphy of Murfreesboro, TN., his brother, Stanley Murphy of Reno, NV., his brother, Kevin Murphy of Blue Earth, sister-in-law, Carlyn Murphy of Hayes, KS, eight grandchildren, two step grand children and one great grandson . He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-Mary Murphy, brothers- Clement, Harlan & Duane Murphy, sisters-in-law, Pat and Ethel Murphy and brother-in-law, Don Reed.