William J. Murray Jr.

September 4, 1922 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 97)


Murray, William J. Jr. age 97, of Cambridge, formerly of East St. Paul, passed away peacefully on January 28,2020 at GracePointe Crossing.

Bill was born on September 4, 1922 to William Sr and Ruth (nee Hedberg) Murray.  After high school, he served with the Home Guard and began his working career as a commercial artist and graphic arts industry as a Lithographer until his retirement.

On April 11, 1947 he married Ilese E Kahle. They made their home on the East side on St. Paul, MN.  Upon retirement, they moved to North Branch, MN; spending much of his time camping, canoeing, golfing, trout fishing and attending the MN State High School Hockey Tournament for 75 years, making him the oldest person in Minnesota to attend every State High School Hockey game.  He enjoyed his family, good health and the presence of the Lord in his life. 

 He is survived by his wife Ilese of 73 ½ years; son William J. III (Sharon), daughters Patricia Murray, Suzanne Murray White and son-in-law Les Kemp. 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Judy Murray Kemp,  brother Eugene and his wife Jan.

Funeral Service 11 AM Saturday February 15, 2020 at First Baptist Church 304 Main St. S. Cambridge, MN.

Visitaiton 1 hour prior to service at the church on Saturday

 Private Interment Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

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February 15, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (St. S. Cambridge, MN)

Funeral Service
February 15, 2020

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (St. S. Cambridge, MN)

Private Interment

Oakland Cemetery

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