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Jacob M. Murphy

September 5, 1998 - May 1, 2020

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Posted by:
Andrea Terek

Posted on:
May 9, 2020

What a beautiful difference a single life can make...  I was fortunate to know Jacob from the time he became a member of the Murphy family and I watched him grow up into an amazing young man. From little on you could just tell that there was something special about Jake.  Even as a very young child he had the unique gift of empathy.  He was fiercely protective of those who were picked on by others and he always became their "bestest" friend. He was a caretaker. Jake was also an extremely gifted photographer.  He had a rare eye for detail that produced the most beautiful pictures, capturing sceneries unlike any others. Several of which grace the walls of our office. I know that Jake is with his mother in heaven now.  We will miss you Jake.  Love you... Annie, Justin, Kelsey and Dean.

Posted by:
Sue (Balduzzi) Kaelin

Posted on:
May 8, 2020

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Jacob as a little boy. May your memories help heal your broken hearts. I hope there is some comfort knowing he is with his mom and the Lord.

Posted by:
Michael Murphy

Posted on:
May 8, 2020

It's always said that to lose a loved one is difficult, but to lose a child...unimaginable. I now know this to be true. Each of my children is a gift that I cherish with every fiber of my being. With Jake's mom passing when he was just a little guy, I had what many would think was the challenge or even burden to care for a family on my own. But this was never a burden and I was never alone. God was there to provide wonderful people to guide and assist. And when he needed to step in with an occasional miracle or two, he did. Over the 21-years God allowed us to have Jacob, we were blessed with a little guy that could climb walls, shoot spider-webs from his wrists and curl up closely before falling asleep, believing that the closer you snuggled, the more magic would be absorbed. He was my son, a wonderful brother to his sisters and as he surpassed me in height...he became my good friend. I thank all that have reached out to us, to all that have surrendered thoughts on this memorial site and to all that are in some way...a part of the fabric that made Jacob the person he was here and is now, in heaven. Many thanks to you all...and many thanks to God...for the pain I feel at this time, is only there because of the magnitude of the Love that he showered on us for those 21-years.

Posted by:
Jake\\\'s Dad

Posted on:
May 8, 2020

I love you and I'll miss ya.

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Jake\\\'s Dad

Posted on:
May 8, 2020

My Bestest Fishing Buddy

Posted by:
Marge Rahnenfuehrer

Posted on:
May 7, 2020

Mike and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss of Jacob. Words cannot express what the heart feels. I know that your faith and trust in God's divine nature will see you through all you have to endure. You will find peace in God, in memories and in the love that you shared.

Posted by:
Randy & Dorothy Sagen

Posted on:
May 7, 2020

So sorry to hear news of Jacobs passing - though we didn't know him well - we ran into him several times over last few years & I must say that he struck me as a well adjusted, respectful young person. The type of person in which one can be proud. Hope these difficult times will bring comfort to you & your family.

Posted by:
Kelly Goyette

Posted on:
May 7, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you all! I have started and stopped this so many times unsure the right words to say, but there really are no right words when there is loss involved. I was so lucky to meet Jake when he was really young, and got to witness his roaring like a dinosaur and then his Spider-Man phase where he was convinced he could climb walls, and just the vivid imagination of an amazing boy. So many great memories and laughs. Sending you all so much love, prayers, and healing during this time.

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Me and my brother. This picture isn't the best, but it reminds me of a really great day with Jake. A day of laughter, goofy stories and meaningful conversation. He was not only my brother, he was my dear friend. I miss him terribly.

Posted by:
Lorie Berget

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Mike, Nicole, Christine and Jena, The loss of someone so young can only be explained by our Creator. I pray that you will find comfort in His arms. Our deepest sympathy to you all!

Posted by:
Janelle

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

I was part of the team for Jacobs gift of life to others at Mayo in Eau Claire. The letter you wrote was read out loud before we began. I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The gift you gave to others in your time of unbelievable loss will stay with me forever and I am honored to have taken care of your son during his last act of giving. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Jake and his dad on Graduation Day

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

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May 6, 2020

Little Jake and big Buddy

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Jake with his sisters Jena and Christine.

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Jake and his mom Susan. Now together in heaven. They had such a special relationship, so to know they are together again is such a comfort.

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Jake and his sisters (Jena, Nicole and Christine).

Posted by:
Colleen Neitzel

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

To the family, my sincere sympathies to you all on the passing of Jake. I fondly remember Jake and Jenna when they attended Irving Pertzsch Elementary. Such kind, beautiful, and respectful children! Our God is an awesome God who will continue to love you and give you strength to move forward in life on earth without your beloved Jake. Sending you virtual hugs! ~~Colleen from the IP school office

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Jake and his little sister Jena.

Posted by:
Nicole Murphy

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Father and Son

Posted by:
Jenny Rose

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Sending our deepest sympathies to Nicole, her dad and her sisters. Although we did not know you Jacob, we can only imagine how special you are. We hope you all feel surrounded by much love. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We are so sorry for your loss. Jon, Jenny, Parker, Tucker and Herbie

Posted by:
Kris Walters

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Mike and family -- thinking of you during this time. Looking at your guest book, it looks like Jacob had many great memories and I hope you will continue to find smiles and laughs and happy thoughts as you look through his walk of life here on this earth. Many heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Posted by:
Molly

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

I wish I had words of comfort and peace to give. I know he is at peace, but it’s so hard to be the ones left behind. The tears keep falling even as I remember the adorable boy forever wanting to play “dee-nos” (dinosaurs) and his uninhibited laughter. You have all been on my heart so much through the years without my knowing quite how to reach out. I want you to know how much I love you and am pray for comfort and sweet memories during this time.

Posted by:
Brittany Germanson

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Jake you were really nice to me as a friend and I will miss you and think of you always i'm sorry for the loss to the Murphy family

Posted by:
Todd & Stephanie Reuter

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

In deepest sympathy for the loss of your son and brother, Jake. He was an amazing friend to Garrett throughout high school. We will always remember his fun-loving smile and amazing sense of adventure. Prayers of peace and comfort to you all.

Posted by:
Kathleen Curti

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Mike, Nikki, Christine and Jena, I am shocked and deeply saddened at the loss of Jacob. My heart aches for all of you. May he rest in the loving arms of God and his Guardian Angel, Sue. Our prayers and love are with you. Love, Kathy and Greg, Olivia and Christian

Posted by:
Catie Quanrud

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

Jake will always have a special place in my heart, because it was in witnessing the overwhelming love of his family when he and his sister came into their lives, that my definition of “family” evolved. I know that today, wandering fields of blooms with his Mom, Jake can breathe in and fully absorb the depths of love his family has for him, and short of seeing God’s face, there can be no greater gift than that. I loved him as a little tyke, and found his imagination, as he fully committed to his Dino Phase and then Spider-Man Phase, absolutely joyful. I’ve kept this photo for years and years, the day we took Jake to the Milwaukee Zoo, and the day a peacock met his Dino alter ego. I think at 17 I gained my first grey hair that day. Murphy Family - thank you for sharing Jake with the world. Thank you for being the kind of family that can inspire a young woman. Thank you for all the difficult days you will endure as you grieve, the price of loving a shooting star.

Posted by:
Melinda E Langeberg

Posted on:
May 6, 2020

I love words; yet, I cannot find a single one to use right now. Nothing describes this loss. My heart feels numb. For several years, I considered Jacob and Jenna family. Jacob had an infectious smile and a sweet spirit. Although I have not seen him in years, I will miss him deeply. He helped me grow as a mom, a teacher, and a person. So many memories tangle in my head—so many summers with Jacob Michael Murphy. He mattered to me. I remember him… • Hiding in our dog’s kennel so he could play his PSP • Chasing Chloe, our dog, around the backyard until both of them were panting • Climbing to the top of the swing set and perching on it like a little bird • Teaching Grace how to ride a two-wheel bike • Picking out fruit snacks at the grocery store • Excitedly waiting for shark week to begin • Creating elaborate chalk roads on the driveway for Charlie and Mike’s matchbox cars • Spending hours taking apart an old VCR with a screwdriver • Relaxing in the grass in the backyard describing heaven • Pushing back his bangs because they always flopped in his eyes • Swimming in the hot tub every morning because it was more fun than taking a bath • Swimming in the river and playing in the sand with Grace, Charlie, and Mike • Hating every second of summer school and tutoring, but doing it with a smile • Racing the scooter down the sidewalk Most of all, I remember Jacob making a difference in my life.

Posted by:
Nola Skappel

Posted on:
May 5, 2020

Family and friends of Jacob, I am saddened by the news of the loss of your dear Jacob, my thoughts and prayers are with you, may you find peace in the many comforting memories...God Bless.

Posted by:
Christian Kerwin

Posted on:
May 5, 2020

I cannot comprehend this in the slightest. I’m still hoping it’s a bad dream that I will wake up from. It breaks my heart that I can no longer talk to you, laugh with you, hang out with you. You were my first friend when I moved to Onalaska in the fourth grade, and you will always be my friend. I hold you and your family in my heart. Together since the forth grade, and I will once again meet you another day. I love you and miss you, rest easy my friend.

Posted by:
Christian Kerwin

Posted on:
May 5, 2020

This photo was taken at the 4th grade end of the year Class Cookout. Jake was my closest and best friend, and we did pretty much everything with each other. I spent so much time with him and his family, he was pretty much a brother and a second family to me.

Posted by:
Adam Pfaff

Posted on:
May 5, 2020

Owen Pfaff, Chandler Erickson, Me, Jacob Murphy, and Dylan Schott standing on the cliff edge of Grand Dads on the 4th of July