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SCHAUMBURG - Stephen Troy Triphahn, 61, was born March 23, 1959 and passed away January 4, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Michelle M. Triphahn. Devoted father of Lauren (Roman) Barraza, Brittany (Mike Cherry) Triphahn and Cortney (Justin Schultz) Triphahn. Loving grandfather of Sophia, Mila, Adreyan, Madison and Koby. Cherished son of Barbara (Howard) Abraham and the late Donald Triphahn. Caring brother of Jonathan Triphahn and the late Scott Triphahn. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Steve will be remembered for his larger than life personality, always quick to share a joke just to see the smile on your face. Steve was married to the love of his life and best friend for almost 40 years. He was a hero and role model to his daughters. Steve was the CEO and well respected leader of the WT Group. His generosity and passion for a damn good time was cherished by all. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are limited to allow 10 people in the building at any time. You may view the memorial service on-line through our website. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 PM until time of services at 7:00 PM at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 West Golf Road, Schaumburg. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the WT Foundation at Online condolences or 847-882-5580.

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Published in Daily Herald on Jan. 8, 2021.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. If you need anything, please let us know.
Ginny and Jerry Wisniewski
January 13, 2021
To the Entire Triphahn family,
My prayers are with you during these tough times.

Steve was a class act. It was always a joy to be around him.
Aside from a long time business relationship, I was able to enjoy Steve's company outside of work. I remember the many laughs we had at bowling. He will certainly be missed.

God Bless the Triphahn's

Frank Avino
Frank Avino
January 13, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the whole Triphan family, Steve was such a loving, giving, and kindhearted person. From the many years of knowing him from Sears Centre to Hilldale Golf Course he a;ways made me smile and was so enjoyable to be around. We lost an Angel on earth but I am sure he is watching over all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. His smile will be missed.
patrice rooney
January 11, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that we try to put into words the loss of my friend Steve. Never having a big brother I always felt Steve filled that roll.

The entire Triphahn family has always been a source of inspiration to our family. My father not only was a friend with Don and Barb, but was inspired by the talent of his 3 sons.

The only other job I had was at W-T Engineering with Don, Barb, Scott, Steve, and Jon.

10% of Third Generation Business succeed. It is not only a credit to Don and Barb, but the entire Triphahn Family. Hope - Leadership - Community are the words we use to describe W. T.

The warm friendship Steve provided with a one on one conversation was always a great source of comfort to me. Never arrogant - never busy - Steve was the consistent friend

There was never a problem that could not be solved with a 30 min conversation and a Cheeseburger.

May the Future of W-T Engineering continue to Rise on the wings of Don, Scott and Steve.

When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure

God Bless

Be Well

The DeFranco’s
Todd DeFranco
January 8, 2021
My thoughts and prayers for Steve's family. I have known Steve for more years than I care to count
Prior to my retirement,I always looked forward to raising a glass of cheer with Steve at our ASPE meetings and outings. He will be missed in the industry.
Tim Sack
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