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William "Bill" Martin Ripley Jr.


William “Bill” Martin Ripley Jr. passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital on May 17, 2019. He was 58 years old.

William was born on March 22nd, 1961 in Hazel Hurst, Mississippi. He graduated from Cashton High School in 1979, then proceeded into the trucking industry. He drove trucks for Caledonia Haulers Inc. out of Caledonia, MN for over 20 years. After leaving the haulers, he continued to work in trucking with Tim Neubauer. He was known for always maintaining his equipment, and trying to have the best fuel mileage. When Bill was off the road he loved snowmobiling with his family, riding on his tractors, and helping out any one he could. He will forever be remembered as a loving father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend.

William is lovingly remembered by his father, William Ripley Sr., former spouse and friend Eileen, his children, Bryce Ripley, Andrew Ripley, and Allison Ripley. Grandchildren Kaysen and Dallyn Ripley. His brothers and sisters, Spencer Ripley, Dawn Green, Jenny Connelly, and Geraldine Ripley and his Special Friend Linda Levendoski.

William is preceded in death, by his mother, Michelle Baldwin, grandfather Spencer Ripley, and grandmother Esther Ripley.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 24th at First Congregational Church of Leon from 4-7.


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