Ronald R. Murphy, 83, of Streator passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at his residence in Streator.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Rodney Kreier will officiate.
Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 23, 2021 at the funeral home. Full military rites will be accorded by the members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Born April 20, 1937 in Varna on the Ralph Modro farm he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Davis) Murphy. He married Millie Cole on July 16, 1988 in Wisconsin.
He is survived by his wife, Millie Murphy of Streator; children, Ronald (Judy) Murphy Jr. of Branson, Missouri, Elizabeth (Craig) Hancock of Waverly, Iowa, Ron (Julie) Murphy of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Clarence “Dick” (Barb) Parmer of Des Moines, Iowa, Ryan (Karen) Murphy of Kansas City, Missouri and Lisa Novak of Streator; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Florence Warner of Ohio, Delores McDonald of Ohio, Beaulah Janney of Streator, Sharon Stratton of Wenona, Wanda Seipp of Texas and Grace (Larry) Arbise of Streator; many nieces, nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Murphy and Kenneth Murphy; sisters, Doris Murphy; grandchildren, Alice Decker and B.J. Hendon; and a great granddaughter, Hailey Hendon.
He attended Antioch School in rural Tonica and Wenona High School.
He served in the United States Marines.
He worked as a cook for Mona’s and Capponi’s in Toluca for over 19 years. He later worked at Bernardi’s Ravioli Factory for 10 years. He also owned and operated Murphy’s Restaurant in Toluca and Leon, Iowa.
Ron was named after Ronald Reagan and Ralph Modro. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
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