Obituaries

Patrick Joseph Murphy

Patrick Joseph Murphy (63) passed away suddenly at the home he shared with his family in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born in Sheldon, Iowa in 1949, Pat was extremely involved in local government, serving for many years on the city council and as mayor pro tem.

A viewing will be held Tuesday November 6th from 6-8 pm at the Dunn Funeral Home.

Pat’s funeral service will be held at St. Augustin Church on 42nd and Grand on Wednesday, November the 7th at 1pm. Internment to follow at Merle Hay Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Dunns Funeral Home at 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines.

After graduating college at Mankato State University, Pat joined his father in the Real Estate business. Over the next 40 years, Pat held nearly every position within the Iowa Association of Realtors and was its President in 1996. He won countless awards, including Realtor of the year and the O.G. Powell Lifetime Achievement award before retiring in 2010.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Murphy, and his father, Roy Murphy. He is survived by his mother, Loretta M. Murphy, one sister, Sheila & Bill Horton of Burnsville Minn., and three brothers: Jerry & Sue Murphy of Ankeny, Dr. Thomas & Peggy Murphy of Plymouth, Minn., Dr. Denny and Bev Murphy of Hutchinson, Minn. Pat had many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by Barbara L Murphy of Sheldon and their two adult children, Kevin Murphy of Sheldon and Erin Murphy-Carpenter of Urbandale and Scottsdale. He lived with the love of his life, Beth Krantz and their three children Molly (12), Michael (11) and Maxwell(7) as well as Erin who divided her time between Iowa and Arizona.

Pat was a passionate Realtor and duck hunter who loved his family more than anything. He passed away suddenly at home, surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with cancer. He is greatly missed and loved by all. We will never forget you.

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