Ruth (Trute) Tripple 1935-2023

Ruth Ernestine (Trute) Tripple, 88, of Gering passed away Saturday, September 23, at Heritage Estates in Gering. Ruth was born March 9, 1935 in Yuma, Colorado to Ernest and Frieda (Goeglein) Trute. She was the second of three children. She received her schooling in Yuma, Colorado until they moved to Gering, Nebraska her senior year and that is where she met her future husband Don Tripple. She married Don August 14, 1955 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Ruth was a wonderful homemaker and life-long mate and partner to her husband Don. She was an active farm wife and always there to help in any way needed. She enjoyed raising her vegetable gardens, canning the produce, was an excellent seamstress, and made the wedding dresses for her two daughters and daughter-in-law. One of Ruth’s fondest memories was of her and Don raising sheep; she loved lambing season and always had a special touch with animals. Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a good friend to many. Ruth loved her Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church for 57 years.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Nancy (David) Sizemore of Colo, Iowa; son, Mike (Annita) Tripple of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and daughter, Connie (Jerry) Harms of Gering, Nebraska. She was blessed with five grandchildren; Kelli (Tyson) Harper, Mindi (Darrell) Woolsey, David Ray Sizemore, Joseph (Bri) Sizemore and Dillon (Emily) Tripple. Eight great-grandchildren, Luke, Leah, and Lacy Harper, Liam, Landon and Easton Woolsey, Julian Sizemore and Jaxsen Tripple. Sister Virginia Knapp of North Platte, and Brother and Sister-in-law Glen and Barbara Trute of Yuma Colorado and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death, by her husband Don Tripple (2019), her parents Ernest (Frieda) Trute, in laws Fred (Mollie) Tripple, infant son Jacob and brother-in-law Duane Knapp.
She will be greatly missed but we take comfort in the knowledge that Ruth is safe in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Heritage Estates and Regional West Hospice for their love and care of Ruth.
A funeral service for Ruth will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Gering with Reverend Richard Neugebauer officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. Memorial may be given to the family for designation at a later date. Fond memories and messages of sympathy may be left for the family at