James Murrane

James Henry Murrane, Jr., son of James Henry and Mae (McDonald) Murrane, was born March 23, 1925, at Bayard. He lived on his parents’ family farm homestead near Bayard his entire life, with the exception of the time he served in the United States Army before the Korean War  Before his military service Jim graduated from Bayard High School, and through the years he was a regular at Bayard High School reunions.

Jim spent his life doing what he loved, farming row crops and keeping livestock. He had a stock cow herd and also fed cattle. Jim was active in farming until the year before his death. A friend to everyone, Jim always maintained a positive attitude and even-tempered disposition. Jim was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bayard.

Due to declining health Jim moved to assisted-living and then the Thomas Rest Haven nursing home in Coon Rapids in the spring of 2014. He died there on October 2at the age of 89 years.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, his older brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Janelle Murrane, and his younger brother Paul Murrane.

He is survived by his sister-in-law Peggy Murrane, Jefferson; five nieces and one nephew: Melissa Frey (Rick), Atlanta, GA; Meg Burrow (Tom), Hot Springs, AR; Cathy Tapia, McCook, NE; Patrick Murrane, Scranton; Mary Murrane (Mark Chamberlin), Boston, MA; Colleen Liesmann (Brian), Leawood, KS; 13 great nieces and nephews; and many other loving relatives and friends.  ohdefuneralhome.com

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