William Edward Murray

William Edward Murray

William Murray, age 72 of Portage, Wisconsin formerly of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Tivoli Nursing Home in Portage.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Picha Funeral Home in Wisconsin Dells. Burial will be at the Lake Delton Village Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Picha Funeral Home in Wisconsin Dells on Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M.

William was born August 11, 1940 in Nekoosa, Wisconsin the son of Walter and Mary (Kaatz) Murray. He had worked for Columbia County with the Parks and Recreation Department and as a mechanic for the highway department. He had been an avid hunter and fisherman.

William is survived by a daughter, Tina Murray of Baraboo, Wisconsin; a son, Rick Murray of Portage; siblings, Bonnie (Hubert) Dietl of Baraboo, Terry (Sandy) Murray of Florida, Rosette Fisher of Wisconsin Dells, Linda (Roger) Peterson of Texas and Addy Pelanek of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rhea; son, Eddie Murray and brothers, Walt and Greg.