Dennis H. Murphy, 88, Korean War U.S. Army veteran, of Wheaton, IL., passed away on August 6, 2018. He was born in Des Moines, IA., to parents Donald and Zoe Murphy. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1951. Dennis was a staff journalist at several different publications and then became a business owner of 2 separate printing companies.Dennis was a wonderful conversationalist and would happily argue either side of any given debate. Dennis knew a little about everything and could always strike up an intellectual conversation. Always pleased to learn knew things, he welcomed talking to people and learning about their life experiences. Dennis loved gatherings and storytelling; with a wine glass in his hand, the Irish in him would come out and Dennis would tell a story like no other. He will be remembered for his fine sense of humor, his kindness to all (people, animals, and even insects), and his empathy for his family and friends.
Dennis married the love of his life, Charlotte, on June 19, 1954. They had a wonderful life together as he was a gentle, caring and compassionate man. He leaves behind his beloved wife Charlotte, son Craig (Mary), daughter Jeanine (Chris), late son Mark, late brother Brian, grandchildren Katie, Alena and William, brother in law David (Barbara), sisters in law Dorothy (Howard) and Ramona (Jim), niece and nephews. Memorial Visitation Saturday August 18, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016. In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to the Wheaton Public Library 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL 60187, Northwestern Medicine Home Health & Hospice 690 North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188 or the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
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