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“Dear Family and friends, I don't know how to thank you for your kindness over the last few months. I especially want to thank all the friskies...Read More »
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“Everyday I think of you.I feel as if you are standing beside me holding my hand. Guiding me in your chosen direction. When I sing I hear you singing...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Christina Murray - Fort Dodge, IA

“Well brother you went before me and I know not why! We were suppose to retire and be able to spend time together but I guess we'll do those things...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Daniel Murray - Harcourt, IA

“Foncie & Ida Lou & the Murray family: I am thinking about you at this time. My heart goes out to you. I remember meeting Dave once or twice over the...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Kathryn Murphy Vawter

“Sorry to hear about Dave. He was an amazing person. Although he was older than me the Murry family has been part of my history. Our condolences and...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Pam Owenson - Harcourt, IA

“DAVE came down to Texas years ago to visit when Rick and I lived there we went to PALO DURO CANYON a place known for large steep hills well ...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Larry Faiferlick - Lincoln, NE

“Dave I Love you and miss you so much already. You were a wonderful brother to have. I know I will see you again one day,be sure to put in a good word. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Love your sis - Dawson, IA

“My prayers to the family and friends who will miss Daves good nature, his chuckle and his kindness.. We'll miss you Dave !! ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Wendy Dillingham - Barnum, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family in your time of sorrow. I pray that your family can find strength and peace...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Rachel Lawrence - Fort Dodge, IA

“You were always my quiet, good natured uncle. I wish I would have known you more. We will all miss you so much! Aunt Patty, Tina, and Casey I am...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Brandy Little - Boone, IA - niece

“PJ and Kids...I just want to express my deepest sympathies to each of you at this very difficult time. May beautiful memories sustain you as you...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Tolle - Ogden, IA - Friend

“my dav, save some fishing for when we meet again. you can bait the hook. I miss you so much. L O VE Y O U your pj ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: pj - Dayton, IA - wife

“So very sorry for your loss. Dave & I worked together at Nestle. Although only on the same shift briefly, you could tell Dave was an easy going guy....Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Underwood - Fort Dodge, IA

“Dave was a very nice guy. He will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jim & Frankie West - Dayton, IA

“Dave was a fun and pleasant natured person. It was like having another brother with us. Dave helped with the chores & work on the farm. Just a couple...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy - Dayton, IA - Friend

Dave Murray on the farm with Rick, Matt, Kathy Faiferlick & their Mom. “x ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Faiferlick - Dayton, IA

David A.. Murray, 57, of of Dayton, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge of cardiac arrest.

Dave's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at McGuire Bend United Brethren Church, rural Dayton. Rick Gates will officiate. Burial will follow at the McGuire Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Church. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

David Allen Murray was born on December 9, 1957, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Foncie and Ida Lou (Thomason) Murray.

Dave graduated with the Dayton Community High School class of 1977.

On August 16, 1980, Dave was united in marriage to Patty Leist at McGuire Bend United Brethren Church. To this union two children were born: Christina and Casey.

Dave lived in the Dayton area for most of his life and had lived briefly in Texas and Indiana. He had worked for the City of Dayton, McNelius Steel in Dodge Center, Minnesota, Nissen's in Webster City, and at the Turkey Farm in Ellsworth. He was currently employed by Nestle Purina where he had worked for close to 20 years.

Dave was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing, model railroad trains, stock car and NASCAR Racing, and working on and restoring cars. He was very gentle, thoughtful, and kind. Most of all, Dave was a good man.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Patty Murray of Dayton, Iowa; daughter, Christina Murray of Fort Dodge, Iowa; son, Casey Murray (Kristi McLoud) of Buford, Georgia; parents, Foncie and Ida Lou Murray of Dayton, Iowa; sister, Betty (David) Jones of Boone, Iowa; brother, Daniel Murray (Bev Cornelius) of Harcourt, Iowa;
sister, Glenda (Chad) Hiddleson of Dawson, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Mike (Chi) Leist of Indianapolis, Indiana; and sister-in-law, Liz (Jim) Donaldson of Rochester, Minnesota.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.