Michael John Ripp died in his sleep at his home in Lodi from an undiagnosed heart condition on Nov 28, 2018. He was born on Dec 22, 1989 to parents, Dave J and Linda (Buechner) Ripp.
He is further survived by his brother & friend, John (fiancée, Katie Dreier); Grandfathers, Cyril Ripp (Irene) and Andrew Buechner; uncles Steve (Rena) Ripp and Tom Ripp; aunts Mary Buechner and Janice Sutcliffe Lawler (Mike) and uncle Jeff Ballweg; cousins: Kris, Stacy and Sandie Sutcliffe; Tami, Andy and Peter Ballweg (Ashley & son, Bentley Ballweg); Darin (Kristina) Ripp & Lindsey Ripp (daughter, Tegan) and numerous extended family and friends and his dog, Lily. He was preceded in death by his Grandmothers, Mary Ripp (1984) and Adella Buechner (2005); uncle, Bob Sutcliffe (1990) and aunt, Barbara Buechner Ballweg (2010).
He attended Waunakee Schools and graduated from Waunakee High School in 2008. He was proud to have been President of the Waunakee FFA chapter. Family and friends were very important to him and he was always there to help, if needed. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing with his dog, volleyball and shooting pool. He was a dedicated employee at Anteco Pharma in Lodi for almost 10 years.
A visitation will be held at the Winn-Cress Funeral Home, 5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee from 4-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 and at St Martin's Catholic Church, 5959 St Martin Cir, Cross Plains in Martinsville on Wed, Dec. 5, 2018 with visitation at 10:00 am and Mass at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr Chris Gernetzke. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Our tombstone shows the dates of our birth and death (we don't control them). The little dash is our LIFE! Michael touched many hearts in his dash! We will miss you!
Winn Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee
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So sorry for your loss Dave. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll keep you all in my thoughts during this time.
So sorry for your loss Linda and Dave, and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My sincere condolences to the whole family. From what my niece, Katie, shared Mike is a very special soul. May he journey well.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Mike since he was a friend of my sons. He was a great young man and will be missed. My sympathies on your loss. Called home to God much too early.
We are so very, very sorry for your loss of your loved one, Mike.
DJ & Jerry Lester
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
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