BALDWIN, Wis. – Robert Freeman “Bob” Cripe, 59, of Baldwin, Wis., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013. He was a professional home remodeling contractor and customer farm baler.
Bob was born July 30, 1953, in Dixon, the son of Robert and Alberta (Swanlund) Cripe. He married Nina Torchia on Aug. 28, 1982, in Princeton.
Survivors include his wife; two children, Andrea and Alex; sisters, Jean Irwin of Primghar, Iowa, Sara (Keith) Baal of Madison, Wis., and Mary Crawford of Polo; brother, Doug Cripe of Champaign; his mother of Polo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and two brothers-in-law, Larry Irwin and Rich Crawford.
A memorial gathering was June 22 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans fund, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250; www.dav.org; or 877-426-2838, ext. 3293.