May 5, 1961 - September 23, 2020


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for James Thomas Murphy who was born May 5, 1961 in St. Paul, MN to Thomas F. and Paula (Bender) Murphy.

Jimmy Tom worked as a boiler engineer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dogs, Jessie and Surge. Big Jim was a great friend to many.

He is survived by his mom, Paula (Norm) Goetzke; siblings, Pat (Donna) Murphy and Janet (Tom) Fangel; uncles, John (Liz) Murphy, John (Barb) Bender; aunt, Cathi (Bender) Erichsen; niece, Madeline Murphy; nephew, Luke Fangel, Dylan (Erin) Fangel, Christopher Murphy, and Isaac Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Tom (1/30/96); uncle, Daniel Murphy; aunts, Rita (Jim) Duffy, Virginia Murphy, and Sarah (Sally)(Tom) Skahen.