Richard Tripp

Richard  Tripp

Richard Tripp passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at his home with family by his side. Mr. Tripp was born January 12, 1927 in Ireton, Iowa to Edward and Katherine (Hoverda) Tripp. For many years he was employed with Waanders Concrete as a crane operator, retiring in 1973. Richard was a member of the Allegan Seventh Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. On June 25, 1948 in Grand Rapids he married Nellie Belknap, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Ronald Tripp, Philip Tripp, Mary (Dave) Summers, Jonathan Tripp and Charles (Karen) Tripp; his grandchildren, Jim Tripp, Mindy (Kirtis) Carpenter and Scott Tripp; great-grandchildren, Sierra Tripp, Julie, Alec, Joel and Justin Carpenter; his brother and sister, Francis Tripp and Donna Mae Williams; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Michael, William and Carl and Sisters, Sena Riklefs, Martha Spaulding and Cora Tripp. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday October 23, 2006 at Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego with Pastor Don Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Richard may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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