Edward J. Trippel, 89, of Mishawaka, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born July 17, 1930 in Mishawaka, a son of the late Carl and Margaret (Deitchley) Trippel. He grew up in Mishawaka and was a 1948 graduate of Madison Township High School. He served his country in the US Army from 1951 to 1953.
Ed married Geraldine “Geri” Kramer on July 26, 1975. Ed’s surviving family includes his wife of 44 years, Geri; three children, Louis (Melissa) Trippel, Jean (Daniel) Foltz and Matthew (Katharine) Trippel; eight grandchildren, Samuel, Alexander and Maxwell Trippel, Emily, Franklin and Harrison Foltz, and Olive and Ellis Trippel; a sister, Irene (Cyril) DeVleigher; and sisters-in-law, Helen, Barbara, Phyllis and Dorothy Trippel.
Ed was preceded in death by five brothers, Thomas, William, Paul, Raymond and Charles Trippel; a sister, Patricia Trippel; and step-mother, Frieda Trippel.
Ed was a farmer; farming south of Mishawaka for most of his life. He was a life-long member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka. He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and working on the computer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 17, at 11 am in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 am in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Center for Hospice Care or St. Joseph Catholic Church Capital Campaign.
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Center for Hospice Care (Hospice Foundation)
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545
St. Joseph Catholic Church Capital Campaign
225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka IN 46544