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Edna Tripp

March 12, 1917 December 14, 2008
Edna Tripp
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Obituary for Edna Tripp

Marshfield, Wisconsin

     Edna Tripp, 91, of Marshfield, WI, formerly of Worthington, MN, died on Sunday morning, December 14, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.
     Edna was born on March 12, 1917 in Kenneth, MN to Henry and Tillie (Van Essen) Smook.  She was united in marriage to Harold D. Tripp on January 17, 1943 in the parsonage at the Presbyterian Church in Worthington, MN.  Harold passed away on June 25, 1995.
     She loved to bake for her family and friends.  She was known as "Grandma" to many and as "Nana" to her great grandchildren.  Edna enjoyed playing cribbage, pool, and Rummikub at Parkview Terrace Apartments where she lived in Marshfield.  Edna was a member of the Presbyterian Church, past District President of the Worthington VFW Auxiliary in which she held two state offices; active in Girl Scouts and had volunteered at the Cripple Children's School in Worthington.  Edna also volunteered at the Veteran's Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, the Worthington Regional Hospital, and the St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. WI.
     Edna is lovingly survived by her daughter Susan Tripp of Albert Lea, MN; son Alan (Julie) Tripp of Marshfield, WI and their children Timothy (Daryl) Tripp of Katonah, NY; Tiffany Tripp of Marshfield, WI; David (Jessica) Tripp of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and Lisa (Terril) Schneebeli of Spencer, WI; five great grandchildren-Sam, Jack, Taylor and Kellan Tripp and Kaleb Schneebeli.  She is also survived by a sister Genevieve McClure of Luverne, MN; two sister-in-laws Marjorie Smook of Magnolia, MN and Mary Tripp of Worthington, MN, and a brother-in-law Reuben Svingen of Worthington, MN.
     Besides her parents and husband Harold, she was preceeded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
Visitation will be at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN from 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Friday, December 19, 2008.
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