Richard Ripley

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Richard E. Ripley Jr.

Richard E. Ripley, Jr., 70, Birnamwood, died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at his home.

Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran. On March 31, 1964, he was united in marriage to Sally Hering in Caledonia, MN. She survives.

The couple owned and operated the elderly care homes Cady Memorial Home and Autumn Lane, Birnamwood and Cady Home West, Wausau.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Ripley, six children, Kristie (Geno) Corazalla, Sandra (Ken) Gibson, Jonathan Ripley, Jennifer (Benji) Schmidt, Tracy (Mike) Anderson and Richard (Ann) Ripley, III; 29 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and siblings, Evelyn (Clayton) Laszewski, Carolyn Bachand, Michael (Ginny) Ripley, Muskego and Susan (Jack Kautza) Janssen; siblings-in-law, Lori (Chris) Urban and Timothy Hering. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ripley; brother-in-law, Dale Bachand and a nephew, Christopher Laszewski.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood. Rev. Dean Bertsch will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery, Birnamwood with military rites conducted by the Darling-Gunderson American Legion Post #341. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9am until the time of services at the funeral home. The family guestbook and condolences are available at


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Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home
445 Main Street Birnamwood, WI 54414
(715) 449-2688
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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Nov. 26, 2013
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