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May 24, 1931 – Sunday, May 16, 2010

Service Information
The Church of St. Francis, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, May 20, 2010
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

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.

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Erik & Kia Bonstrom

    Our heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you all at this time. May your loving thoughts and memories of Eddie bring you lasting comfort.

    Erik & Kia

  2. Rita Larson

    I have you in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time. I know that Ed will live on in all of the good memories that he helped create in your lives.

  3. Rita Larson

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I know that Ed left many fond memories with each of you. These will help you through your grief today, and give you joy in the future.

  4. Paula Dirksen

    Nancy & Family, So sorry for your loss. God has blessed him with a new home. May God bless & comfort you all at this difficult time. I’m sure with the big wonderful family that you are, you must have a lot of wonderful memories, possibly some you haven’t thought about in awhile.
    Sincerely, Paula Dirksen

  5. David and Debbie Larsen

    To the familey of Ed Triplett,
    Our sympathy is with you at your time of sadness. We have been Ed’s neighbors for 25 years. Ed was always one of the nicest, kindest and gentlest people one could be lucky enough to know. We will sadly miss his beautiful smile and that good morning wave. Yet it will remain very vivid in our hearts forever. Blessed be his memory, We love you Ed ! God Bless you, be at peace.
    Love Debbie and Dave Larsen, Buffalo, MN

  6. Marilyn Carlson

    Nancy and Family,
    I keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you travel through your grief and sorrow.

  7. Melissa Anderson

    Nancy and Family,

    I am sorry for your loss. It sounds like Ed left quite a legacy. Take care.


  8. Caroline Burchett

    My prayers and thoughts are with you, Nancy, and your families.

  9. Kathy Carson

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May the memories you have comfort the pain.

  10. Jan Krosch

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  11. Ceil Torgeson

    Nancy and family;
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved family member.
    Your memories will be with you forever.
    I will say a Divine Mercy chaplet for your brother.

    God Bless,
    Ceil & Vern Torgeson

  12. Connie Webber

    Nancy: May God bless you and your family during this time of loss.

  13. Chapman Jerimarie

    You were the best neighbor and other grandpa!!! Miss ya!!


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