Condolences for Doris D. Triplett
My wife Amber and I regret the number of years it has been since coming to visit. We would have liked to have seen Doris again before she passed. Her and Duane so warmly welcomed us in 2009 on a relatively unannounced stop. We enjoyed sharing, catching up and seeing her birds and the joy they brought her (I bought 2 parakeets when I returned home, if not for cats I would have more). I wish I could find all of the photos. We had a nice and memorable visit.
The house in Holmen seemed smaller, but brought back good memories from my childhood. Everything I would have wanted growing up was emulated by the Triplett family in Holmen, Wisconsin. In the summer of '76 I was blessed to have that experience by spending maybe a couple weeks with them as a 10 year old boy. Doris was probably the finest example of a mother I could have known. I would say that she was just the right balance of grace and structure. Likely a good and necessary balance to Duane. She was a master of the kitchen, motivated, decisive, always on task, always busy. I enjoyed getting eggs with her, real cow's milk (you know, versus fake milk lol) and homemade granola, the likes of which I haven't tasted since. I remember sand burs in my socks and shorts, muddy shoes, an auction, driving back to Iowa for church, playing catch, cicadas, crickets and other country sounds and smells (there wasn't alot in that Holmen neighborhood back then). I remember 70's music like "You've Got a Friend" and "Afternoon Delight", adventures with Don (which may have included warm beer behind a bowling alley and accidentally breaking a window somewhere - lol) and a sense of family that I'd never known.
I have often looked back on that summer with longing. I'm thankful for it. What a blessing the Triplett's had in Doris as a loving example and caregiver. I know she will be so sorely missed. That said, I also know her hope in Christ Jesus and therefore encourage the reader that this is not goodbye, but see you soon.
Be further encouraged to know Christ, as He loves you so - just as you are - that He gave his life...just for you! My prayers for my oldest brother Duane, who has lost part of his heart in her passing. I thank God for their Godly example of love and marriage. Our prayers go out to the rest of her family through this time, in Jesus' name. With love, Christopher (Triplett) Singer
From Christopher Singer
I am so sorry for the sorrow brought on by your mom beginning her new journey, moving from this life to her new life in Christ's warmth and light. While we do feel sad we also need to rejoice that Christ guaranteed us from the cross that he will take your mom's hand and welcome her to his kingdom of peace and happiness. It is not a goodbye but rather until you meet again.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family
From Jeff Holte
Dear Duane and family - we are so glad we got to meet you and Doris when you came to northern MN a few years ago, well more than a few I suppose. We just wanted to send you our prayers as you walk this sad path. Doris will be missed by many.
Lloyd and Judy
From Lloyd and Judy Holter
Dawn and family I am so sorry for your loss. I saw this quote and I thought of you all, “a mothers love is always with her children. Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on like a legacy of love that will always be with you.” Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
From Annette &Russ Holderness
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all our family during the loss of Doris. Never will we forget her heart, her smile, her love, her support, and what she meant to all of us.
From Rebecca Triplett Kraft
Duane and family, I want to let you know that you are all in my heart and prayers during this very difficult time. Doris was a wonderful loving wife and absolute thoughtful caring mother, and a special mother in law to me. I seen first hand how she always put her family first and I for one will truly miss our conversations and of course her always thinking she was right, We did not always agree but Dawn always said that's because we were truly a like in many ways, I knew that but never admitted it. Today I would like to share I am proud to know we were similar in our ways.
After losing my mother it was nice to come to your home and have her to talk with and just her motherly presence was truly comforting for me. I so wish I could take this pain away for all.
Love you all
From Gary Hougom