Clarice “Rudy” Murchie, 79, of Blair, passed away on June 10, 2021, surrounded by her family. Clarice was born on June 30, 1941, on a farm near Breda, Iowa.
She is preceded in death by her father Clarence Karstens, mother Evelyn Lawler, stepfather Vincent Lawler, and grandson Jack Dollison.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Murchie, brother Virgil Karstens (Julie), sister Patricia Montag (David), son Daniel Dollison (Nicole), son Kevin Dollison (Lorinda), son Thomas Dollison (Jeri), son Matthew Dollison (Amanda), grandchildren Cole Dollison, Paige Marler (Adam), Taylor Dollison, John Dollison, Adam Dollison, Scout Dollison, Lucas Dollison, Claire Dollison, Will Dollison, and Demi Dollison, great grandchildren Aven English, Kellan English, Patrick Marler, and Ryan Marler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Clarice grew up in the Wall Lake, Iowa, area and after high school attended the Lutheran School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated in 1962 before starting her career as a registered nurse at various hospitals throughout Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota before retiring in 1999. She was also an insurance agent for Shelter Insurance for a seven-year period while taking a break from nursing in the 1980s.
Clarice’s lifelong Christian faith sustained her through her medical difficulties and comforted her in her final hours. Her favorite past times included spending time with family, quilting, and playing bridge. She lost a long battle with heart disease that began with a major heart attack in 1983. Her family is very thankful to all of her physicians and other health care professionals that enabled her to live such a long and fulfilling life.
The funeral is Tuesday June 15, 1 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 14205 Ida St., Omaha, NE 68142. Memorials in Clarice’s memory may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church.