Stephen L. Crippen of Owatonna passed away on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Owatonna Hospital.
Friends and relatives may greet the family from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 14, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna. Burial will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Stephen was born December 10, 1939 in Owatonna, Minnesota. The son of Lyle S. and Shirley J. (McLaughlin) Crippen. He attended Owatonna High School and was a proud member of the graduating class of 1958. Steve attend Luther College and Mankato State University. He was unity in marriage to Janice L. Olson on July 14, 1962 at East Saint Olaf Church in Rock Dell, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Owatonna and raised two daughters. Steve began his career with JC Office Products, 3M Company, and was a realtor/broker for many years. He continued his career at NCS/Pearson where he was a customer service representative for 26 years.
Steve was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. His passion during life was his family and golf, and he enjoyed playing at various courses throughout the county. Steve retired in 2008 and enjoyed all things sports throughout his last years, especially the Minnesota teams.
Steve will be missed by his wife of 57 years, his daughters Stephanie (Steve) White of Richfield, Minnesota/Saratoga Springs, New York, Sheila (Bret) Domstrand of Richfield, Minnesota, his grandchildren Kryssa (Tommy) Chester and their children Theo and Hattie, Anna White, and Cody Crippen.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna or the OHS Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund.
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