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Charles 'Chuck' Murray

July 24, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Charles 'Chuck' Murray, 80, of Estherville will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Lynn Elrod officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

He died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.

Charles LeRoy Murray, the son of John and Freda (Runge) Murray, was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Terril.

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Charles 'Chuck' Murray

He received his education in the Terril schools.

On June 3, 1951, Chuck was united in marriage to Ardis Huntley. The couple made their home in Estherville where they raised their family. Chuck worked at John Morrell's meat packing plant. Ardis passed away Aug. 24, 2011.

Chuck was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish Chuck's memory are his children, Dave Murray and his wife, Martha, and Duane Murray, all of Estherville, and Dean Murray and his special friend, Donna, of Superior; daughter-in-law, Sheri Murray, of Apple Valley, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Letha and Vern and many nieces and nephews.

Chuck has been preceded in death by his wife; son, Dennis; grandson, Todd Murray; daughter-in-law, Jean; parents and siblings, John Jr., Larry, Ralph and Charlotte.

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