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Michael J. Murphy

April 25, 1946 August 10, 2016
Michael J. Murphy
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Michael J. Murphy passed away August 10, 2016 at the age of 70. He was born April 25, 1946 in Lansing, Michigan, son of Howard and Iris (Amiss) Murphy. Mike graduated from Okemos High School in 1965 and retired from Fisher Body after 30 years of service. Mike was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved to be at Silver Lake.

Survivors include his daughter Michelle (Jim) McMann, three sons: Michael (Sharita), Matthew (Tianna) and Brandon (Becky); eight grandchildren; two brothers Ronald and Howard Murphy, and his beloved dog Skeeter. He was predeceased by his parents and step-mom Phyllis Murphy; his wife Diana (Dunn); sister Jeanette Hartwick and brothers Dick and Marcus Murphy.

In honoring Michael’s wishes, no services will be held. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc. Online condolences may be shared at

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