Mary Jane Murphy


Mary Jane Murphy passed away on Tuesday, Jan., 11, 2022. She was 84 years old.  

Mary Jane was born in Pence, Wis., to William and Mary (Riederer) Lodle on Feb. 10, 1937.  

Mary Jane was united in marriage to Eugene Murphy on Aug. 18, 1956.  

Mary Jane enjoyed volunteer work, card making, calligraphy, papercutting and traveling.  

She spent many hours volunteering at the Pebble House, Pioneer Village and the Jackson Community Center.  

She was proud to have served as one of the first females on the Saukville ambulance crew and worked many years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Washington as a CNA. She was also a crossing guard in Sauville and worked as a home health care aide to so many people.

Above all, family and friends were most important to her.  

Mary Jane is survived by her children James (Kelly) Murphy, Gary (Connie) Murphy, Thomas Murphy (Annie) and Sandy Maynard (Paul); son-in-law Tim Mueller; brother-in-law John; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren, with another on the way.  

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband Eugene, daughter Nancy Mueller and sisters Leone (Walter) Furyk, Helen Hansen, Elizabeth (Percy) Eternick and Charlotte (Louis A) Valle.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, Wis., at 1 p.m. The Rev. Linda Westphal Buth will officiate.

Mary Jane’s family will receive visitors from noon until the service at 1 p.m.

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