Blake C. Murray
Date: Monday May 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Location: St. Bridget's Cemetery [ view map ]
Following the Memorial Gathering, there will be a luncheon starting at 12 noon. After the luncheon, we will be going to St. Bridget's Cemetery for the burial and Military Honors.
Saturday, October 4, 1919
Date of Death:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
97 years old
Blake C. Murray
Mr. Murray, 97, passed away on May 7, 2017 at Oak Valley Home.
He was born on the family farm in eastern Olmsted County on October 4, 1919. The family moved to Rochester in the early 1930’s where he met Dr. Charles Mayo and worked at Mayowood in various capacities. He left for the war in October of 1941 and served in Hawaii, the Mariana, New Hebrides, and Marshall Islands. He was discharged in May of 1945. He returned to Rochester and married Lena Rose Roller in February of 1946. He worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1946 to 1982. He then retired and farmed full time raising crops and Black Angus cattle.
Blake’s favorite things were doing fieldwork in his tractors and driving the grain trucks to the elevators with his dog in the seat beside him. He did this well into his 90’s.
He is survived by his son, Wayne of Rochester; his daughter, Dawn(Mrs. Terrence) Carr of Rosemount; and his grandson, Shane of Hastings MN. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lena and his sister, Maxine(Mrs Herbert Bornfleth).
Memorials are preferred to The Veteran Memorial.
A visitation will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in Simpson, Minnesota with military honors provided by American Legion Post #92.
The family of Blake C. Murray has received the following condolences.
I enjoyed meeting Blake and appreciated his willingness to share his memories of Mayowood and the Mayo Family with me and the History Center of Olmsted County. My condolences to his family.
Though I know that this is a difficult time for you, my hope is that you will be comforted from God's inspired word the Bible. John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21: 3,4 gives hope of a future resurrection and the complete elimination of death, pain and mourning. Under Jesus' kingdom rule we have this and much more to look forward to. Please accept my deepest condolences.
To Dawn, Wayne and families,
Our heartfelt thoughts to the passing of your father, Blake. May your memories be of joy, laughter and love in remembering his life.
With deepest sympathy,
Mike and Jody Brown, Apple Valley, MN
To a dear friend, co-worker and Veteran. He'll be dearly missed his smile and his wit.. One time he said that being picked on by the boys kept him young. Well now is the time for you to get some rest Blake. Your family, friends and our country are proud of what you've done with the years here on earth. Attention, port arms, lock and load, rifle volley, present arms, taps, order arms and dismiss. Charles Baker
It was an honor to count your dad as a friend. He truly enriched our lives and will be missed and remembered. Our heart felt sympathy is with you at this sad time.
The loss of a loved one is a very sad and heavy load to bare. May you find comfort at John 5:28,29 "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Please accept my deepest sympathy, and for more comforting information you may refer to jw.org.
We want to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father,, Blake. I remember Blake well as he was my mother, Dolores Fischer first cousin.