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Raymond A. Crippen

October 24, 1930 December 27, 2015
Raymond A. Crippen
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Obituary for Raymond A. Crippen

Worthington, MN

      Raymond A. Crippen, Jr., age 85, died on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at his home in Worthington, MN.

      Preceded in death by parents Raymond Sr. and Mathilda (Bultmann) Crippen; and by sister-in-law Nancy Crippen. Survived by brother Gary Crippen (Sandy), and seven nieces and nephews -- Anne Ruderman (Richard), Joseph Crippen (Mary), Sarah Crippen, John Crippen (Sheila Stuhlman), Stephen Crippen (Andrew Stone), Mary Miklethun (David), and Elizabeth Allen (Chris) -- and great-nieces and -nephews Hannah, Emma, Martha, John, Abigail, Rachel, William, Tova, Peter, Miriam, Ezra, Thomas, Audrey, Katherine, Natalie, Benjamin, Madeleine, Charles, Eleanor, Rivka and Chaim. Dear brother, uncle, gardener, naturalist, photographer, teacher, travel guide, local explorer, historian, writer, wordsmith, and humorist.

      Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

      Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

      In lieu of flowers, family requests gifts to Minnesota West Foundation (Worthington Campus)


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