Pat Murphy
1941 - 2004


I had the pleasure of traveling all over North America with Pat.  He invited me on my first fishing trips to Kentucky and Canada with Jim (Doc) Somers.  I vacationed in Northern Wisconsin with the Murphy Family for over 20 years.  And I was able to help him enjoy many, many good times in Florida. 

"The choices you make determine the life you lead."
Pat's Motto


Patrick M. Murphy, 62, of Bristol, Wisconsin died peacefully on September 26, 2004 at his home. Born in Kenosha on Sept. 27, 1941, he was the son of Francis Arthur and Laverne (Andersen) Murphy. He moved to Kansas City, MO, in November 1951, returning to Kenosha in June 1957.

He was educated in Missouri and Kenosha, graduating from Mary D. Bradford High School.

On Sept. 25, 1961, he married Patricia Stauder in Kenosha. They later divorced, and he married Joan Marie Marquardt on June 24, 1995, at his home in the town of Paris.

He was employed at the docks from 1960 to 1964, where he was a member of Longshoreman’s Association Local 1315. He also worked at Dynamatic from 1965 to 1966 and at Snap-On Tools from 1966 to his retirement in 1996.

He enjoyed spending time in Florida and northern Wisconsin and Canada, woodworking, working in his garage and fishing with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kellie E. (Mack Ferguson) Murphy of Toronto, Ontario, and Heather E. (Dave) Keckeisen of Kenosha; two stepdaughters, Christine (Philip) Karow of Twin Lakes, and Jacqueline Redlin of Bristol; his mother of Kenosha; three brothers, Terence of Madison, Daniel (Dona) of Milwaukie, OR, and Michael (Gail) of Kenosha; two sisters, Kathleen (Dick) Badgerow and Sheila (Ron) Bailey, both of Kenosha; and seven grandchildren, Jared, Sydney, Amelia, Margot, Michael, Steven and Karli.
Preceding him in death was his father, on February 4, 1974.



Fishing on the Miss Milwaukee
with Grandpa Horton, Age 100!
Tarpon Springs, Florida


Tricia and Pat Murphy
Virgin Timber Resort
Moose Lake
Hayward, Wisconsin
Circa 1980's