Marvin Louis “Murph” Leffler

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Marvin Louis “Murph” Leffler, age 86, at rest January 7, 2019 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Born February 1, 1932 in Joliet, IL., he was the youngest of eight children of William and Caroline (nee Schroeder) Leffler. On February 12, 1955, Murphy married Marianne Hennebry and together they raised three sons, Thomas (Jana), Timothy (Tracey) and James (Maureen). Survived by his wife of 63 years and the proud grandpa of nine grandchildren; Nicholas, Thomas (Valerie), Jordan, Christian, Michael, Timothy, Gage, Kathleen and John; twin great granddaughters Autumn and Ava; one sister Helen (Paul) Goebel of Iowa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dieter and Marge Michaelsen, Beth Hennebry, Tom Hennebry and Marlene Davis; also many nieces, nephews and godchildren. After graduating Lemont High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving four years during the Korean Conflict. Murph loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers William, Herbert, Richard, and Norman and sisters Dorothy (Arthur) Anderson and Erna (Robert) Kauk. Murph was a lifelong resident of Lemont, IL and longtime member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Lemont VFW Post 5819. Visitation Friday January 11, 2019 from 3-8 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Services Saturday 11 A.M. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, will lie in state from 10 A.M. till time of services. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials to St, Matthew Lutheran Church 305 Lemont St., Lemont IL 60439 would be appreciated. Info 630-257-2123 or www.gerharzfuneralhome.com

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  1. Chuck Wood

    TO MARIANNE AND FAMILY OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY MAY GOD HELP YOU THROUGH THESE TRYING TIMES. MURPH WAS A GOOD MAN AND ONE OF THE GREAT LEMONTERS HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. GOD BLESS LOVE YAS.

  2. Mark Meister

    Love and condolences to the Leffler family.
    Our thought and prayers are with you at this time.
    Mark and Donna Meister

  3. Thomas Brown

    Marianne and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great friend not only to me but my Dad also. Hope their fishing right now!
    Tom and Denise Brown

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