Robert "Bob" Murnane

February 19, 1921March 31, 2013
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A lifelong St. Paul area resident Former owner-operator of Murnco Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away March 31, 2013 at the age of 92. A lifelong St. Paul area resident, "Bud" was born Feb 19, 1921 to Myrtle & Philip Murnane. Graduate of Harding High & the U of M. As a teenager, best friend Wes introduced him to a cousin Elise; thus began a love that lasted over 70 years. They married while he was on leave from the US Navy in 1943. They raised 3 children in Maplewood. Worked as an electrical engineer, then formed & ran his company, Murnco. Longtime member Norske Torske Kluben. Enjoyed woodworking, gardening & time spent at the family cabin. After retirement, traveled, watched birds & golfed. Survived by loving wife of 69 years Elise; 3 children: Sandy, Kathy (Gary), and Wes; 2 grandchildren Kimberly & Andrew; sister Doris; many nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. Preceded in death by beloved sister Dorothy. His ready smile & twinkle in his eyes will be missed by all. For their loving & compassionate care, the family sincerely thanks the staff of Lakeview Commons, St. Croix Hospice & Dr. John Dickhudt. Memorial Service: 2 PM, Sat, April 6 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr. Visitation 1 hour prior. Private interment in Elmhurst Cemetery.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 6, 2013

Robert "Bob" Murnane

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April 6, 2013

Bob was a true "gentle" man. We were close friends from kindergarden at Mounds Park grade school thru Harding, U. of MN. and forever.
Wes Ringius


Whit Carnes

April 5, 2013

Wes, Carolyn and I want to express our sincere condolences. Bob was a First Class mentor to many, many people to include me. You do a fine job carrying on Bob's high standards. Bob'll be missed by all of us.

Becky Hanssen

April 5, 2013

Wes, Our thoughts are with you and your family. I lost my own Dad in January of this year and Mike's a few years back. Atlhough they are gone physically, the love and memories never leave the heart. Becky Hanssen and Mike Nagengast

Bob Novak

April 4, 2013

It's impossible to think of Bob without smiling and remembering his laughter. He was determined, yet patient. Tenacious, but kind. I can still recall the day I met him in 1958 driving a Ford wagon. You will be missed. To Sandy, Kathy, Wes, Doris and Elise, my sadness and condolences for your loss.

Dave & Patti Schrenkler

April 4, 2013

Somewhere in heaven a chainsaw just started and Uncle Bud smiled. He will be missed.

Ginny and Tom Ravnik

April 3, 2013

Our hearts go out to all of Bud's family. He was one of the sweetest men I've ever know. I never go to Trout Lake without a lot of happy memories of our families together there! He will be missed. Always, Ginny & Tom Ravnik

Bob & Patti Schrenkler

April 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are going out to the whole family. We have great memories from up at the cabin that will last a lifetime. He will be sadly missed!

Cheryl Evans Westman

April 3, 2013

Wes and Family,
It is with great sadness I read about your father's passing and with a sense of hope and renewal that he passed on Easter morning. I know this has been a long and difficult time for you and hope the love and support of family and friends helps carry you through. Please let me know if there is any way I can support you further. I treasure our friendship and truly share in your grief.