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“Thinking of you, Colin, on the anniversary of your passing from earth to your entry into Heaven.Aunt Kathryn ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kathryn Murphy Vawter - Boise, ID

“School just wasn't the same when Colin graduated. He made every occasion special whether it be homecoming, dances, prom, or just a day at school. I...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Greenfield - Burnside, IA

“Bob, Bill and family,I am so sorry for the tragic loss of Colin. You raised him well - to be kind, considerate, caring, and giving of his time for...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Craft - Dayton, IA

“Bob,Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Wishing you peace. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Rochelle Tigner - AZ

“Please know that you are all in our prayers. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Spangler - MN

“Blessings and prayers.are flowing to the Murohy Damiky My love,Anna (Hansen) Hetland ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Hetland - Story City, IA

“May God bring comfort to the family of Colin. Fly high and rest in peace. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Nicole Slawson-Taylor - IA

“My deepest sympathies to Bob, Michelle, John, and Derek. May you find some peace with the memories of Colin and knowing he is in heaven now with his...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Justine Holland (Johnson) - IA

“Bob and Family,Through I did not know Colin personally, I grew up with you and Bill and your sisters. Colin was person as he was a Murphy. I am...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Richard Vegors - Mesa, AZ

“Many years ago, someone, a newcomer, asked me what I thought of Bob Murphy.Looking for the short answer, I said, he was the best person I knew.Years...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Rebecca Blair - IA

“I love you, Colin. Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels.Aunt Kate ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Kathryn Vawter - Boise, ID

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Frankie & Jim West - Dayton, IA

“Fly high prayers to your family an friends.God be with you all. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Julie Murphy - Boone, IA - Friend

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. May he rest in peace god bless all. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Connie Lacey baldwin - IA

“To the Family of Colin. I am Brooke Bindl's Mom, so that's how I met Colin. The very first time we met I liked him instantly and so glad Brooke and...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Amy Bindl - Richland Center, WI

Colin Murphy, 23, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Lehigh.

Colin has been cremated. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Msgr. Kevin McCoy will officiate. Burial will be at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Church. For online obituaries & condolences visit:

Colin James Murphy was born on August 2, 1992, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Bob and Judy Murphy. He graduated with the Southeast Webster-Grand High School class of 2011. Colin was involved in many school activities including 4-H, F.F.A., and various school athletics. Following high school he attended D.M.A.C.C.

Colin had worked at JRG Feed & Supply, Brock Services/Koch Fertilizer, Poet Ethanol, and had served as a Reserve Police Officer with the Dayton Police Department. He was currently employed as a mechanic at Silgan Industries in Fort Dodge.

Colin belonged to Christ the King Catholic Church in Dayton. He served on the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department, enjoyed helping out with Dayton Rodeo & Celebration, was active in the Webster County Sheep Project, and was an active supporter of the Dayton Community. Colin was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time on the family farm.

Colin is survived by his father, Bob Murphy of Dayton, Iowa; his sister, Michelle (Josh) Anderson and their children, Ethan and Claire of Dayton, Iowa; two brothers, Jon (Megan) Christie and their children, Kennedy and Charles of Ogden, Iowa, and Derek (Linsey) Christie and their children, Harper and Quinn of Dayton, Iowa; grandmothers, Margaret Kunkel of Kanawha, Iowa, and Charlotte Christie of Klemme, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two unborn brothers, his mother, Judy Murphy in 2004, and grandparents.