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Charlotte J. Murphy

April 23, 1931 — August 28, 2021

Charlotte Jean Murphy- an amazing and classy woman, mentor, and a friend to all- passed on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Charlotte “Char” passed peacefully with family by her side. Born on April 23, 1931, Char was the youngest in the West family. Her parents, Joseph J. and Gertrude M. (Flory) West, raised their family in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Char married her best friend and loving husband, John “Jug” Donald Murphy on Nov. 23, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They lived in Oshkosh until they moved to Winneconne in 1976.

Char worked as the Office Manager of Admissions at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for 20+ years and retired in 1994 to take care of her grandchildren. Her greatest pride, joy, and accomplishment was her family. She enjoyed attending all their events and loved them unconditionally and would do anything for them. Her support and love for them was unmatched. She was a selfless, caring, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother-in-law. She also had a passion for watching the Packers and Brewers and could be found watching and cheering on her teams. She also enjoyed watching old westerns, especially Gunsmoke, which was included in her daily routine. Char loved to dance and loved watching Dancing with the Stars. Jug and Char were excellent dancers; attendees at weddings and other events would often be seen standing around to watch them. Char and Jug belonged to the Top Hat Dance Club for several years.

Char leaves behind her best friend and daughter, Joanne (Bill) Fenrich; sons, Bob Murphy and Pat (Anne) Murphy, daughter in-law, Diane Murphy; her grandchildren, Brittney (Jimmie) Fowler, Lacey (Nick) Beaman, Alec (Katelyn) Fenrich, Keeana Murphy; and her great-grandchildren, Jimmie and Reggie Fowler, Murphie Beaman, and Briana Borntreger. Char was preceded in death by her husband John "Jug" Murphy; son, James "Murph" Murphy; her siblings, Florence Trenerry, Joseph West, Marie Roehrig, Grace Beyer, Phyllis Tetzlaff; sister-in-law, Mary Spanbauer and brother-in-law, John Spanbauer; and grandsons, Brian and Craig Van Airsdale.

A private celebration of life will be held at Lake View Memorial Park in Oshkosh, WI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Char and Jug are now dancing together in heaven!

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