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David R. Tripp

David R. Tripp

David R. Tripp, 70, of Parkersburg, WV died Wednesday December 25, 2013 at The Cleveland Clinic. He was born in Worthington, MN a son of the late Russell C. Tripp and Mary Ellen (Benson) Tripp of Florida.

He retired from Simex and was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was a United States Navy veteran.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of forty-six years Rachel (Rien) Tripp; four daughters Renee Howard (Herb) of Austintown, OH, Barbara Widmyer (Troy) of Sharon, PA, Cindy Ware (Gary) of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Karen Keller (Dave) of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren Nicolette, Ashley, Courtney, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Krista, Keegan, and Kerrigan; two great grandchildren Lilly and Kirra; and two brothers John Norskog and Joe Tripp.

In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a brother Kevin Norskog.

The family will receive friends Monday 4-6 PM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

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