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Joel Edwin “Eddie” Murray

Posted October 10, 2013 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

August 12, 1924 – October 8, 2013

Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray

Joel Edwin “Eddie” Murray, 89, passed away on October 8, 2013 at Calvin Community. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, at West Des Moines Christian Church with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Eddie was born on August 12, 1924, in Beaver, Iowa, to Rawleigh Harkless (R.H.) and Clara Ella (Magner) Murray. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his military service, he married Merna Ann Schlieman on June 29, 1946. Eddie owned SASCO of Des Moines, retiring in 1992.

Joel “Eddie” will be missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Merna Murray; daughter, Kathy Borlin; and son, Michael (Nickie) all of Des Moines; three grandsons: Christopher (Darci) Borlin, Timothy Murray, and Stephen Borlin (Autumn Schmitt); and five great-grandchildren: Lucas Murray, Zachary Murray, Chloe Murray, Derek Borlin, and Jeremy Borlin. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John and Glen; and sister Yvonne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Des Moines Christian Church, Calvin Community Foundation, or UnityPoint Hospice.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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