Delores “Dorie” Murray

Delores “Dorie” Murray

Delores A. “Dorie” Murray, 89, of East Dubuque, IL peacefully passed away on December 18, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be held at Noon on Monday, December 23, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Dubuque, with Father Peter Snieg officiating. Condolences may be offered to the family prior to the mass services beginning at 10:00 AM. Cremation rites will be granted by family wishes. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, IL is assisting with arrangements. Dorie was born on January 18, 1930, in Farley, IA the daughter of Edward and Anna Wichman. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School, Farley in 1947. Dorie was employed by Greenwoods Grocery Store in Farley and Interstate Power Company in Dubuque, IA. She married Bernard L. Murray of Hazel Green, WI on February 26, 1952, at St. Joseph’s Church, Farley.  Since their marriage, Dorie has been a member of St. Mary’s Parish. She has been an active member of many organizations in the area. Together they established the B.L. Murray Co., Inc. in East Dubuque and worked together until Dorie’s retirement. Today their daughter, Jan, is President of the company. After her retirement, Dorie and Bernie spent many winter months in Punta Gorda, FL and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Dorie loved boating, shopping (especially with her daughter Tammy), traveling, and making memories with her family and friends. Those who knew Dorie will remember her sense of humor, lots of hugs, and a beautiful smile. She has made many ever-lasting friendships throughout her lifetime. Dorie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved her family and friends. She felt blessed. Dorie is survived by her four daughters, Diane (Kai) Mayne of Davenport, IA, Nancy (Keith) Phillips of Durango, IA, Jan (Rick) Meyer and Tammy (Rick) Cogan both of Kieler, WI;  five grandchildren Kyann (Mike) Mueller of Bettendorf, IA, Dustin (Patty) Cogan of Hazel Green, WI, Troy (Fiancé Andrea Mathes) Biddick of Altus, OK, Krystle (Justin) Schueller of Sherrill, IA, and Ashley (Tony) Wiederholt of Dickeyville, WI; Ten great-grandchildren, Aria, Shepherd, and Knox Mueller, Kristy and Brittany Cogan, Bailey and Jase Schueller, and Brenley, Randy, and Everley Wiederholt. Also, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dorie was preceded in death by her loving husband Bernard Murray, her parents, and two brothers, Marvin and Leonard. The family would like to thank all the caregivers throughout the years.

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