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Donald "Bud" Murphy

January 13, 1931 — April 8, 2022

Donald "Bud" Murphy

Donald Richard “Bud” Murphy, 91, of Charlevoix, passed away peacefully at his home.  He was born on January 13, 1931, in Pellston, MI, the son of Thomas and Clara (Naples) Murphy.

Bud grew up downstate in Muskegon where he attended high school.  When he was 20, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country for two years during the Korean War.  Upon returning home to northern Michigan, Bud worked as a stone mason for several years and then took a job as a machine operator at Harbor Industries from which he retired after over 20 years.

Bud loved hanging out around his house.  He could often be found tinkering in his garage, building birdhouses, or driving his John Deere lawn tractor.  He also enjoyed people-watching in the neighborhood and visiting with neighbors.  Bud seldom missed a Detroit Tigers game, and he would be glad to know they started the season with a victory.

Bud is survived by his brother-in-law, Howard (Darlene) Herriman of Charlevoix, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, as well as great-great-nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Betty Hurlburt, Zella Bacon, Sharon Herriman, and Helen Zeitler; and two brothers, Dale Murphy Sr. and Jim “Pete” Murphy.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 3:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlevoix County VA, or The Care Team Hospice.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

To send flowers to the family in memory of Donald "Bud" Murphy, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

1:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes

209 State St, Charlevoix, MI 49720

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Starts at 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes

209 State St, Charlevoix, MI 49720

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