Robert Q. Murkley: September 13, 1927 – March 10, 2015

Robert “Bob” Q. Murkley, age 87, of Ripon, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Fountainview Care Center in Ripon. Bob was born on September 13, 1927 in Berlin, the son of Heber and Tina (Cook) Murkley. He was united in marriage to his loving wife, Shirley Hibicki on October 16, 1948 in Berlin. Bob served his country in the Navy and was a member of the Ripon American Legion Post 43. Bob was a devoted member of St. Catherine of Siena Church. He was a truck driver and retired from Condon Oil in Ripon. After retiring, Bob and Shirley loved to travel as often as they could until Bob’s health declined.

Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley of Ripon; one son, Kenneth (Linda) Murkley of Berlin; four grandchildren: Robert J. (Karen), Patrick (Theresa), Sherry (Tim), and Kristie (Cole); six great-grandchildren: Makenna, Reese, Jack, Thomas, Cody, and Lauren; other relatives and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Lawrence, John, Heber Jr., and Douglas.

Inurnment with full military honors will be held at a later date in the Oakwood Cemetery in Berlin with Father Robert Fictum officiating.




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