Larry Murphy, age
77 of Chesterton, IN, passed away Sunday, May 8th, 2016.
He was born on Nov.
13th, 1938 in Mankato, MN to Neal and Roberta (Pew) Murphy.
Larry is survived
by his wife, Joan Murphy of Chesterton; son, Michael (Jane) Murphy of
Riverside, IL; daughters, Kathleen Murphy of St. Paul, MN and Anne (Joe)
Murphy-Kline of Battleground, IN; sister, Elaine Murphy of Yuma, AZ;
grandchildren, Alex Murphy, Christopher, Robert, Elizabeth & Jonathan
Murphy, Raymond and Adele Kline; several nieces and nephews, extended family
He is preceded in
death by his parents; brother, Tom Murphy; and sister, Patricia Frost.
Larry did his
undergraduate work and received his Master’s Degree from Marquette
University in Milwaukee, WI. He worked for over 30 years at The Elkhart
Truth retiring as the Editor of the Editorial Page. Larry was a member of
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton where he was a Cantor. Throughout
his life, Larry was a music lover, avid gardener, knowledgeable reader and
A Mass of Christian
Burial was held on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Father James
Meade officiating. Arrangements made with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home,
in Larry’s honor may be made to several organizations which he supported;
The Valparaiso Boys and Girls Club, 354 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, IN 46383,
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, 2248 W 35th Ave., Gary, IN 46408, or VNA
Hospice, 2404 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Online condolences may
be left for the family at