DEKALB – Gary Rodger Tripp, 72, of DeKalb, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at his home.
He was born May 25, 1941, in Jonesboro, the son of Carl S. and Christena (Baker) Tripp. Gary married Kay F. Strawbridge on Oct. 25, 1962. He worked for 41 years at Swift & Co. Gary was an avid fisherman and hunter, and a member of Sycamore Sportsman’s Club. Gary loved college basketball, especially during March Madness, and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his wife, Kay; children, Jim (Cynthia) Tripp of Deer Island, Oregon, and Sandra (Michael) Shoemaker of Eldena; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Anderson Funeral Home Crematory in DeKalb is handling arrangements.
A memorial will be established to KishHealth System Hospice.
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