Stephen W. Murdock of Perry


Steve Murdock, 72, longtime Perry funeral director and owner of Murdock Funeral Home of Perry, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., with family present from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at Murdock Funeral Home.

Steve is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Jill (Trent) Stringer of Leawood, Kansas, Kimberly (Eric) Klingensmith of Ankeny and Kara (Jason) McKee of Granger; grandchildren, Elise and Bennett Stringer, Savannah and Trinity Klingensmith and Margo and Graham McKee; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daryl and Clara Lutz of Lone Tree, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.

Steve is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials in Steve’s name will be directed to Shriners Children’s Hospital and may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at


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