Florence J. “Flo” Tripp, 86, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, passed away on Sept. 7, 2019.
She was born and raised in Hayward and was married for 68 years to the love of her life, Myron. She worked for 35 years at Tinucci's in Newport, Minnesota, where she belovedly was known as "Flosey." She was an excellent cook, and had many of her recipes published, including several in Taste of Home magazine. Her love of baking, combined with her impeccable flare for style, delighted all. An avid gardener, birdwatcher and card player, Flo was passionate about enjoying the present as well as researching the past. Flo could always be found with a camera in tow and she captured a remarkable collection of photographs that are treasured by her family and loved ones. Flo deeply loved her family and friends. She always made time for others and found great joy in visits around the dinner table, especially at her favorite place, the family farm in Stone Lake. She was a woman of strength, courage and uncompromising integrity and her light will carry on in all that were so blessed to know her.
Flo is survived by her husband, Myron Tripp; children, Greg Tripp (Candi) and Nancy Hogstad (Bob); and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, with visitation beginning at noon at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Family interment will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Stone Lake.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Donations will be given in her name to her favorite historical societies.