There will be no public services.
Final interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn.
The family requests memorial contributions to cwACT Angels, PO Box 584, Stevens Point, WI 54481, or Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Stevens Point Sculpture Park Fund, PO Box 968, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
He was born Oct. 16, 1956, in St. Paul, Minn., a son of the late Clarence E. Murphy Jr. and Margaret (Marquardt) Murphy.
He was married to Mary Therese Manti Jan. 16, 1975, in Milwaukee.
He was a retired journeyman steamfitter with Local 434.
He played various instruments and created metal sculptures, with installations at Stevens Point Sculpture Park and the corner of Smith and Franklin streets.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Therese; two sons, Keith and Paul W. (PaHoua); one daughter, Corinne (Dan) Thompson; one sister, Carolyn (Mike) Dvorak; one brother, C. E. Patrick (Kathy) Murphy; and five grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, David Gene.