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 Prior Lake - Merton Louis Ripley, 76, of Prior Lake and formerly of Thief River Falls, died on June 12, 2005.
 Memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 15, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home in Shakopee. Private interment was held at Ballard-Sunder Cemetery in Shakopee.
 Merton grew to manhood in Thief River Falls, graduating from both Knox Elementary and later Lincoln High School.
 Survivors include his loving wife, Sylvia Ripley; daughters, Lori (Bill) O’Shea of New Richmond, Wis., Shari (Ron) Graves of St. Croix Falls, Wis., Traci (Bruce) Morken of Winona, Kristi Blessing of Prior Lake; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Calvin (Cathy) Ripley of Forest Lake; sister, Ardell (Palmer) Overbye of Florida; brother-in-law, Ed Snelling of Prior Lake; numerous relatives and friends.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Earle and Hulda; brother, Earle Jr.; and nephew, Daniel Whyte.   A00003B2005JN22
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