|10/16/2020 10:58:00 AM|
Dormon O’Dell Trippler was called to Heaven with his wife at his side, on the morning of October 7, 2020 at the age of 92. He was born February 7, 1928 to parents Charles and Velzora Trippler in Pine City, MN and was the fifth of seven children. He worked on the family farm until his enlistment into the US Marine Corps near the end of WWII. He served in China until the end of the war and again in the Korean Conflict. He received two battle stars for his service and was honorably discharged in 1951.
Upon his return home, he met and married his wife Eleanor. The couple settled in Lindstrom, MN to start their family and adopted three children. The family established a local Coast-to-Coast hardware store and after several years moved to Peru, IN where they established a second Coast-to-Coast store. Eventually the family returned home to Lindstrom where Dormon held a maintenance position at Plastic Products before retiring in 1983.
Dorman was a devoted and caring man who spent much of his time helping his family, church, and community. He was an accomplished carpenter, electrician, and plumber and often said, “I’m a jack of all trades but a master of none.” He donated much of his time to Habitat for Humanity and helped with many projects at his church, Chisago Lake Lutheran.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eleanor, and children Dean, Donna, and Daniel; grandchildren, Debra, Drew, and Deanna Trippler, Raine and Molly Nyberg and Aiyanna Vondelinde, and Rebecca (Jerrod) Olson; great-grand children Max Troumbly, Ryker Olson, and two others who have yet to join the family.
Dormon was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and grandfather. His faith in Christ and caring nature led him to touch the lives of many and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, 2020 at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church in Center City, Minnesota. Burial with military honors was at Hillside Cemetery in Center City. Arrangements by Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com