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Murray Weir Hart

March 1, 1947 - July 30, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Murray Weir Hart

Murray Weir Hart

Born: March 1, 1947
Died: July 30, 2021
Age: 74

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     Murray Weir Hart was born on March 1, 1947 in Anthon, Iowa.  Murray died July 30, 2021 in Spencer, Iowa, surrounded by his family, at the age of 74.  He was raised in Correctionville, Iowa where he received his elementary and high school education.  He earned 16 high school varsity letters for his athletic accomplishments.

     Murray enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966, serving honorably until 1968. He attained the rank of Sergeant E5.  He then enrolled in Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.  He played football and golf for Buena Vista College and graduated with a degree in business in 1972.  He was voted most valuable player in golf in 1971.

     In 1971, Murray married Jackie Phillips Maurer of Spencer, Iowa.  They had 5 children and were married for 50 years. They lived in Storm Lake, Iowa; Boise, Idaho; Spencer, Iowa and Tucson, Arizona.

     Mr. Hart had a long and successful business career in the real estate business, the fast food business, the motel/hotel business, the apartment business and many other venture capital endeavors.   

     Murray was an active amateur golfer and won many tournaments.  He served on the Iowa Golf Association Board for 25 years and served as their President from 2001 through 2003. 

     Murray served on several other boards during his life; including 23 years as the treasurer and trustee of the Spencer Municipal Utilities, the Spencer Golf and Country Club Board, the Maurer Manufacturing Board of Directors, The Gallery Advisory Board of Directors, and the Pistachio Corporation of Arizona Board.    

     Murray is survived by his wife Jackie and their four children; Todd and his wife Shelly, Tiffany and her husband Brian Mohr, Troy, and Tory; His sister Patty Earnest and her husband Elmer; Nephew Brian Earnest and his wife Brenda, and their 4 children, along with eight grandchildren; Summer, Chloe, Jordan, Piper, Emerson, Taylor, TJ, & Jack.

     Murray was preceded in death by his brother Denny; his father Roland; his mother Vivian; his niece Kari Earnest; and his daughter Nikki Marie.

Private Family Services will be held Monday, August 9, 2021 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer, Iowa.
Father Roger Linnan
Larry (Yog) Nelson
Jim Gardner
Brad Carlson
Brian Earnest
Elmer Earnest
Doc Van Berkum
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 12:45 PM
“Jackie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Murray's passing. We have not kept in as close a touch recently, which I deeply regret. Because hee was a Notre Dame guy. I will have Mass and candle for him at Notre Dame Cathedral and Grotto this fall. Rest in peace. Steve and Diane Hamilton”
- steven hamilton
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 7:38 AM
“Tory & Family
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.”
- Brandon Goff
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 2:12 PM
“Jackie and family so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family. David & Janel Maurer.”
- David Maurer
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:23 AM
“Jackie & family Sorry to hear of Murray's passing always respected him for golf , business accomplishments but most of all his faith and family. God Bless Steve & Anna Moore Okoboji,iowa ”
- steve moore
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 1:22 PM
“Jackie & Family, So saddened to hear of Murray’s passing. Murray & I were childhood & school friends. So many great memories. He was an attendant in my wedding. He will be truly be missed. ”
- Jim Anderson
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“Jackie and family, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I will hold your family in my heart and prayers. ”
- Barbara Ambrosius
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:56 AM
“Jackie,I have you and your family I our prayers. Murray and I played many golf rounds together and I always looked forward to the next one . I became an investor in the Pistachio Corp of Arizona at Murrays request and had many profitable years do to Murrays business acumen . Rest In Peace my friend.”
- Jim Bianco
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:09 AM
“Jackie and family, prayers and blessings for you from afar. May memories sustain you. ”
- Judy Johnson
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 5:06 PM
“Jackie and family
So sorry to hear of Murray's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. What a nice guy.”
- Chuck and Therese Schany
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:07 AM
“Jackie, Tiffany and the entire Hart Family, I am very saddened and sorry for your loss. I can honestly say that every interaction I ever had with Murray Hart over the years brightened my day. I will cherish the memories of the gatherings I was able to attend at the Hart residence. This man was full of life for a very long time, hold on to those times.

Marci and I send our sincere condolences to you. Take care until we meet again. God Bless.

R.I.P. Murray Hart”
- Tony "Sloey"Lowe
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 12:24 PM
“Dear Jackie…. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Murray were always wonderful to work for! God bless you! ”
- Joan Loring
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 12:24 PM
“Jackie and family - Shocked to hear of
"Murph's" passing. So many good times in college (BVC) , playing ball, playing golf, pool and pong-pong games into the night! Sipping scotch...Murray was a gentle, genuine, unforgettable friend. Smiling through the tears for all the memories from "back in the day. Paul Struck”
- Paul Struck
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11:23 PM
“Hart Family: Remembering Murray fondly from the first motel years in Orange City. Our prayers for strength and peace during this difficult time”
- Alan & Idelle Vogel
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11:22 PM
“Jackie, Mark and I are so very sorry for your loss! Hold tight to your memories!”
- Mark & Sue Hallett
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:25 PM
“Very sorry for your loss. Murray and I were friends growing up in Correctionville.
- Dennis Fey
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“My deepest sympathies to the Hart family and to all that knew this wonderful man ! He will be missed by many.
God Bless ”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“To the Hart family. Sure was sorry to hear about Murray. What a nice guy. I remember when ever I saw him he always called me marshal. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. R.I. P. Murray. Larry Rupert”
- Larry Rupert
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear the loss of family member. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless you and RIP”
- Tallie worthington
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“Dear Jackie and Family,
So very sorry for your deep loss. Murray will be remembered and missed.
Margaret Molitor ”
- Margaret Molitor
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