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Lawrence "Larry" William Dunphy

03/20/1932 - 07/05/2021

Obituary for Lawrence "Larry" William Dunphy

Funeral services have been set for Larry Dunphy, 89, of Perry, IA for 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021 at Murdock Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. also at Murdock Funeral Home.
Lawrence William Dunphy was born March 20, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of George Patrick and Mary Grace (Flynn) Dunphy, and passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at his home. He graduated from Dowling High School with the class of 1949. Later, he attended Westmar College in Le Mars, IA where he was a star basketball player, graduating in 1957. Larry married Carolyn Coppock on June 15, 1957 in Le Mars. He was a teacher and coach in Waukee and Earlham before moving to Perry in 1969. Larry coached and taught in the Perry Community School District until his retirement in 1994. He led the Perry Golf League to a 3A State Championship in 1983.
Larry was a lifelong Notre Dame Fighting Irish and LA Dodgers fan. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and relaxing in the backyard with friends in the afternoons.
Survivors include his four sons, Tim (Renae) Dunphy of Iowa Falls, IA, Terry (Brenda) Dunphy of Grimes, IA, Mike (Sallie) Dunphy of Birmingham, AL, Pat (Tracy) Dunphy of Urbandale, IA; one daughter, Kelly Taylor Dunphy of Perry, IA; one brother, Dennis Dunphy of Perry, IA; one sister, Mary Jean Dunley of Windsor Heights, IA; ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Preceding Larry in death were his parents, wife in November of 2000, two bothers George and Joseph Dunphy and one sister, Ann Lundy.
Memorials in Larry’s name and condolences for the family may be brought or sent to Murdock Funeral Home.

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Dunphy Family-sending my thoughts and prayers to you. Coaches Dunphy and Witmer made all the golfing trips (Arkansas, Conference tournaments, State, etc.) so much fun. It wasn't about the win, but about doing your best and having fun!! Really appreciated I got to know him.
- Todd Wilkening
So very sorry to hear of coach Dunphy's passing. We always enjoyed and appreciated him as Perry's golf coach. He cared about the kids and made playing golf fun. We are sorry for your loss
- Julie Klise
SENDING MY PRAYERS TO ALL OF THE DUNPHY FAMILY. IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I HAVE SEEN LARRY. WE GREW UP IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES. LARRY WAS A FEW YEARS OLDER THAN ME, BUT HE ALWAYS SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE I LOOKED UP TO AS A PRETEEN AND TEENAGER. GOOD BLESS YOU LARRY AND REST IN PEACE.
- Lee Kalwishky
Dunphy Family-Sorry for your loss.
- Bob Liston
Sending prayers for strength and healing for all family and friends. I will always remember how welcoming Larry was to my daughter and me. My favorite memory was watching him entertain the little one!
- Alycia Edson

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