Obit: Tripp, Edna (1917 - 2008)

Surnames: Tripp, Van Essen, Smook, Schneebeli, McClure, Svingen

----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Wed., 17 Dec. 2008

Tripp, Edna (12 Mar. 1917 - 14 Dec. 2008)

Edna Tripp, 91, of Marshfield and formerly of Worthington, Minn., died Sun.morning, Dec. 14, 2008, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Her burial will be in Worthington, Minn., next to her husband.

Local arrangements were handled by the Rembs' Funeral Home (300 S. Oak Ave. - Marshfield, WI) of Marshfield.

Edna was born on March 12, 1917, in Kenneth, Minn., to Henry and Talke (Van Essen) Smook.

She was united in marriage to Harold D. Tripp on Jan. 17, 1943, in the parsonage at the Presbyterian Church in Worthington, Minn. Harold passed away June 25, 1995.

She loved to bake for her family and friends and 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 Presbyterian Church, past district president of the Worthington VFW 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 Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., Worthington Regional Hospital, and Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Edna is lovingly survived by her daughter Susan Tripp of Albert Lea, Minn.; a son, Alan (Julie) Tripp of Marshfield and their children Timothy (Daryl) Tripp of Katonah, N.Y., Tiffany Tripp of Marshfield, David (Jessica) Tripp of Wisconsin Rapids, and Lisa (Terril) Schneebeli of Spencer; five great-grandchildren, Sam, Jack, Taylor and Kellan Tripp and Kaleb Schneebeli. She is further survived by a sister, Genevieve McClure of Luverne, Minn., and sisters-in-law, Marjorie Smook of Magnolia, Minn., Mary Tripp of Worthington, Minn.; and brother-in-law, Rueben Svingen of Worthington, Minn.

Besides her parents and husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.



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