Roland Eugene Murray

Roland Eugene Murray

Roland Eugene Murray, 95, of Dixon, IL, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family in Dixon.  Roland was a lifetime farmer prior to his retirement.

Roland was born March 8, 1924, in Sterling, IL, the son of Edmond and Eva (Lee) Murray.  He married Betty Wiggins on October 2, 1946, in Dixon.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Betty Murray of Dixon; one daughter Linda Murray of Dixon; two siblings, Loretta Bennett and Virgil Murray both of CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Roland was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Lee Murray, John Murray, Gladys Moore, Beulah Johnson, and Karma Weidman.

A celebration of life will be from 1 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Murray Cabin, 1122 IL Route 38, Dixon, IL  61021. Private family graveside service will be conducted by his nephew, Robert Weidman, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

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