Carol A. Murphy

Mrs. Carol Murphy, formerly of Random Lake and the Town of Fredonia, passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2022, at Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee. She was 82 years old.

Carol was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 21, 1939, the daughter of Herbert and Leona Pagel Liedtke.

She attended local schools and graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in 1957.

On June 13, 1975, Carol married Daniel Murphy in Random Lake, and between them they had four children.

Carol worked as a bookkeeper for Flexspend and Wage Works, retiring in 2013.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and belonged to the YMCA, where she enjoyed swimming, the Random Lake Library Book Club and a card club that she played sheepshead with for more than 50 years.

Carol enjoyed camping with her family and friends, traveling with Dan to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon and photography. She was an avid reader.

Survivors include her husband Dan of Glendale; children Michael (Gabriella) Witteman of Amsterdam, Dawn (the late Bill) Baker of Port Washington, Brian (Amy) Witteman of Whitefish Bay and Dione “Dee Dee” (Lonny) Techel of Wausau; and nine grandchildren, Daniel (Leslie), Melissa (Christian), Elizabeth, Kurt, Hannah (Shelby), Alex, Nicholas, Max and Sam.

She is further survived by five great-grandchildren, brothers Carl (the late Grace) and Allen (the late Donna) Liedtke, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Leona and sister Eleanor (the late Melvin) Ramthun.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish,  St. Mary Chapel, 300 Butler St., Random Lake. Father Steve Lampe and Deacon Brian Witteman will preside. The family will receive visitors at the church from 4 p.m. until Mass begins at 6 p.m.

Carol will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Random Lake, on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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