Joseph Craig Murer was born on November 7, 1958 in Chadron, Nebraska to Joseph L. and Geneva (Hershier ) Murer, the fourth of five children and the only son.
He grew up and attended school in Chadron. After high school he worked for Ritterbush Construction before moving to Colorado, where he had his sons, Joseph Q. and Patrick D. Murer. He also had a daughter Danielle Pickering.
On August 17, 1996 he married Mishelle Marie Behr. With this marriage came three additional children, Angela M., Wayne L. and Kandra Emerson. He worked for Weyerhauser for thirteen years in Denver, Colorado, before becoming an over the road truck driver with his wife Mishelle.
He is survived by his loving wife Mishelle of Chadron, NE, Six children, Joseph Q. (Jewell Daily) of Hutchinson, KS and Patrick D. of Winder, GA, Danielle Pickering (Matt Bauer) of Rapid City, SD, Angela M. (Guy) Donaldson of Erie, CO, Wayne L. Emerson of Canon City, Colorado, and Kandra Emerson of Aurora, Colorado; nine grandchildren; Mother, Geneva Murer of Chadron; Sisters, Mickie Knowles of Westminster, CO, Jerry Lynn (Lyman Williams) of Henderson, NE, Roberta (Richard) Philby of Chadron, NE, Marilyn (Troy) Cradeur of Thorton, CO and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by his father 14 days prior to his death.
Born: November 7, 1958
Place of Birth: Chadron, Nebraska
Death: December 31, 2012
Place of Death: Chadron, Nebraska
Occupation: Truck Driver
Memorial donations may be made to:
the Joseph C. Murer Memorial. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337