James M. Murphy, 61

James “Jimi” Michael Murphy, 61, of Winsted, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at his home.

He was born Aug. 16, 1953, in Appleton, WI, to Robert and Mary Murphy.

James resided in Dassel, Howard Lake, and Winsted.

He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed music, and his three cats, Blackie, Stretch, and Tom Brown.

Jim had a way of making everyone laugh, and was a Green Bay Packer fan.

He is survived by his very special friend, Bonnie Rasmussen; and siblings Kathy Kessler and Tim Murphy; along with several other friends and relatives.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Howard Lake.

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