Daniel Murphy Obituary, Death – On December 16, 2022, in Fridley, Minnesota, Daniel C. Murphy, age 70, who was originally from Casa Grande, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly due to a heart attack. On December 9th, 1952, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dan and his brother were both born at the same time as fraternal twins. His academic credentials consist of a bachelor’s degree in the sciences as well as a registered nurse license. The first ten years of Dan’s professional life were spent working at a variety of hospitals in the Twin Cities. For the remainder of his career, he served in the capacity of a QRC nurse case manager. The wedding took place on January 27, 2010, and Beverly (Perry) (Marrin) Murphy was the bride. They enjoyed spending time together playing golf, going on trips, engaging in social activities, and watching movies. The Sykoras had three children: Brian, Erin, and Katie. Their parents were Dan and Mary.
Dan passed away after a long life filled with activities such as watching sports, fishing, traveling to the Boundary Waters, and deer hunting (until his “Stenze” knees gave out on him). Dan had a deep interest in history, particularly World War II. He was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and delighted in making people laugh and cracking jokes. One of his most cherished activities was playing golf with his loved ones and close pals. Even though Dan was not extremely tech aware, he was the equivalent of Google Maps long before Google Maps was even a thing. In the eight years that have passed since he became a grandfather, he has discovered a source of immense fulfillment in the company of his five stunning grandchildren.
Dan is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Brian (Jo) Murphy; daughters, Erin (Luke) Berg and Katie (Joshua) Baker; five grandchildren, Ava, Benjamin, and Ciara Berg, as well as Micah and Hadassah Baker; parents, Tom and Elaine Murphy; brothers, Michael, and David Murphy; sister, Mary McDonald; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Dan was predeceased by his wife, Beverly.
Donations to the American Diabetes Association or any other charity of the donor’s choosing can be sent in lieu of traditional floral tributes.
On Monday, December 26, 2022, at 11 a.m., a memorial service for Dan will be conducted at the Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel, which is located at 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd NW in Coon Rapids and can be reached at 763-767-1000. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on that day.