Derek A. Murphy, 29, of Freeport, IL, formerly of Hazel Green, WI passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL.
Memorial service will be at 5:30pm on Saturday, April 26th at the Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI with Pastor Eldon Adams officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 2:30pm-5:30pm on Saturday, April 26th at the Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI.
Derek was born on February 15, 1985 to Dale & Lori (Wiegman) Murphy in Dubuque, IA. He graduated from Southwestern High School in 2003.
Derek enjoyed writing music, rap music, video games with his online friends, hockey fan and avid Kansas City Chiefs & Atlanta Falcons football fan, fishing, the outdoors and time spent with his family and friends. Derek was a kind big-hearted friends to everyone he met. He will he sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Derek is survived by his parents, Dale & Lori Murphy; 2 sisters: Nicole (Matt) Willman and Renee Murphy all of Hazel Green, WI; niece, Haley Willman; nephew, Trent Willman; 2 grandmothers, Shirley Wiegman and Betty Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his 2 grandfathers: Jim Wiegman and Howard Murphy.
In lieu of flowers a Derek Murphy Memorial Fund has been established.