Donald W. Triplo, 87 of Benld, died at his residence on Thursday, January 25, 2018. He was born March 6, 1930, in Carlinville Illinois, to Pete Triplo and Irene (Ingle) Triplo of Benld. He married Ruth (Self) Triplo on February 26, 1955, in Edwardsville, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2009. He was employed as a pipefitter at Shell Oil refinery in Wood River retiring in 1991 after 38 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served twice and is a life member of the VFW Post No 5790 in Mt. Olive. He was also a member of the Croatian Lodge. He is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Mark) Thomae of Shipman, Illinois, Donna (Ty) Rutherford of Mt. Clare, Illinois, two sons, David (Sue) Triplo of Alton, Illinois and Dennis (Carrie) Triplo of Troy, Illinois, and his sister Toni (Terry) Wargo of Gillespie, Illinois, eight (8) grandchildren and one (1)great-grandchild. Visitation services will be held on Monday, January 29, at Kravanya Funeral in Benld, Illinois, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Frank Bertetti Benld Public Library.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be made to:
Frank Bertetti Benld Public Library