About Us | Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium

History & Staff

Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium was established in 1922, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

With one foot in the past and one foot in the future, the Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home provides their clients with the finest personal care available in Beloit and the surrounding communities.

Their history stretches back  to 1922, when Edward A. Daley purchased a locally-owned funeral home. Joined by Louis P. Murphy in 1950, the two men operated the business together at their location at 816 E. Grand Avenue for the next ten years. In 1960, the home changed ownership when purchased from Mr. Daley by his partners Louis P. Murphy and Richard Wisch. They expanded the firm 18 years later, by taking in Mr. Murphy's son, Jerry, in 1978.

The three men worked well together, and continued to offer professional service and individualized attention to each family they served. But, ten years later, in July of 1988, they found that to continue such personalized attention they required a larger staff. They brought in four new partners, thereby ensuring a consistent quality of service. It was then they incorporated the business, and the name became Daley-Murphy-Wisch and Associates.

The three men worked well together, and continued to offer professional service and individualized attention to each family they served. But, ten years later, in July of 1988, they found that to continue such personalized attention they required a larger staff. They brought in four new partners, thereby ensuring a consistent quality of service. It was then they incorporated the business, and the name became Daley-Murphy-Wisch and Associates.

More changes were to come in 1991, when the firm moved to its current location, the beautiful building at 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit. The facility includes a lovely chapel, an intimate arrangement room, as well as well-appointed reception and viewing areas. Truly, you are assured a comfortable, soothing experience when you step through the door.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Jerry L. Murphy

Jerry L. Murphy

Owner/Funeral Director
John G. Murphy

John G. Murphy

Business Manager
Heidi L. Murphy

Heidi L. Murphy

Administrative Assistant
Nicole M. Wolf

Nicole M. Wolf

Administrative Assistant
Annelle Murphy

Annelle Murphy

Certified Pre-Planning Counselor
Rana J. Wood

Rana J. Wood

Funeral Director
Gary R. Miller

Gary R. Miller

Funeral Director
Alex Simplot

Alex Simplot

Funeral Director
DeCarlos M. Nora

DeCarlos M. Nora

Funeral Service Assistant
Richard Lenz

Richard Lenz

Funeral Service Assistant
Norman L. Starks

Norman L. Starks

Funeral Service Assistant

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