May 24, 1931 – Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Church of St. Francis, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Edward T. Triplett, age 78, of Buffalo passed away on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at his residence.
He was born in Buffalo on May 24, 1931 the son of Edward L. & Alma Triplett.
Ed honorably served his Country in The Korean War. He received a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge.
On February 16, 1952, Edward T. Triplett and Shirley M. Bonstrom were joined in holy marriage in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with eleven children.
Ed was formerly employed as a machinist for twenty five years at Van Dusen Company in Plymouth. He retired in the mid 1980’s.
He was a faithful member of The Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Ed also formerly belonged to V.F.W. Post # 1901 in Montrose and to The DAV.
Ed enjoyed building model aircraft and cars as a hobby. He also enjoyed traveling by train to Glacier National Park with his children. Another love was spending time with Shirley exploring the North Shore area. He loved spending time with his family!
Survived by children: Tom (Jeanette) Triplett of Hackensack, Tony (Laura) Triplett and Jim (Rhonda) Triplett all of Buffalo, Bernie Triplett of Brooklyn Park, Judy (Ted) Painschab of Howard Lake, Jane (Mike) Torborg of Rice, John Triplett of Sartell, Bill (Kari) Triplett of Buffalo, Danny (Cheryl) Triplett of Little Falls, Mary (Todd) Triplett-Posthuma of Maple Grove and B.J. (Dean) Lachermeier of Howard Lake; twenty four grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; siblings: Dean (Angie) Triplett of Loretto, Gary (LaDonna) Triplett of Rockford, Charlene Stark of Long Lake, Janice Skelly of Buffalo, Nancy Zabel of Watertown and Mary Jo (Darrell) Menth of New Germany; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley on January 28, 2005, his parents and by a brother Wayne.
Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Triplett will be held on Thursday, May 20th at 2:00 P.M. at The Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Interment with military rites Lakeview Cemetery.
A visitation will be held at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo on Wednesday, May 19th from 4-8 P.M. Further visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon, May 20th one hour prior to the Mass.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.