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April 20, 1948 - August 15, 2015

Mike was born April 20, 1948 in Rochester, Minnesota to Raymond and Elizabeth (Solie) Tripp.  He graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in 1968.  He worked for his father at Tripp Construction, was a self-employed truckdriver, and also worked for Root River Hardwoods, Hayfield Window Company, Caledonia Haulers, Freerksen Trucking, Sammon’s Trucking, RandyGreenslade Trucking, and Hawkey Transportation.  On July 13, 1996 he married Jannelle Dahlberg.  He enjoyed tinkering with his stock car.

Mike passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisconsin at the age of 67.

Mike is survived by his wife Jannelle of Mabel; three children Michelle Patterson of Cresco, Iowa, and Christina Tripp, and Joshua Tripp both of Rochester; step-children Angel Bigalk of Decorah, Iowa, and Jody Bigalk of San Marcos, California; grandchildren Brittany Snyder, Jordan Patterson, and Charlie Tripp; and one great grandchild Hayden Snyder.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son Jeffery.

Memorial services will be 2 PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Elliott Malm officiating. Memorials to the family are preferred.

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