Isabella M. “Issy” Murphy, age 88

Isabella M. “Issy” Murphy, age 88 of Melrose, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota after two years of battling cancer.

Memorial services will be held at be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. Kevin Mann officiating. Inurnment will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Albany following the lunch.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services.

Isabella Mary Gangl was born June 2, 1924 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Michael and Hilda (Eiynck) Gangl. She married Gordon Teske on August 20, 1949 in Albany and was a homemaker all her life. After Gordon passed away, she married George Murphy on December 18, 1982 in St. Cloud. Issy enjoyed her flower garden, traveling, going to the casino and knitting afghans, mittens and other pieces.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 101, past president of St. Paul’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and member and past president of Schanharr-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary.

Survivors include her siblings, Louella (Jim) Noren of St. Paul, Sally Rolfes of Minneapolis, Ida Finken of Melrose, Marti (Roger) Doetkott of Melrose, Al (Lorraine) Gangl of Melrose and Elmer Gangl of Melrose.

Issy was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gordon Teske on May 15, 1980; second husband, George Murphy on September 27, 1993; four brothers and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to charity of choice.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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