In Memory of Eugene "Gene" Triplett

Eugene "Gene" Triplett
Eugene "Gene" Triplett
Born: February 17, 1944
Died: October 25, 2020
Age: 76
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Eugene "Gene" Triplett
February 17, 1944 - October 25, 2020
From: Battle Creek, IA

Eugene “Gene” Triplett, age 76, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the Burgess Health Center of Onawa, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Eugene Tolstedt will officiate. Committal Services will be held at a later date in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, IA. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the Frist Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are encouraged and social distancing rules apply. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes of Battle Creek Iowa, are in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Eugene (Gene) Edward Triplett, Grandpa Spike, 76, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on October 25, 2020. He was born On February 17, 1944 to John and VaVa (Clark) Triplett. Gene spent his early years in Rockwell City growing up alongside his brother and 6 sisters. He graduated Rockwell City High School in 1962.

Gene married Earla (Brumbaugh) in Rockwell City, Iowa in September of 1963. In 1972, the Triplett family made Battle Creek their forever home. He worked at MidAmerican Energy for 36 years. He was a volunteer fire fighter for Battle Creek Fire Department and an ambulance driver for Hartley Hospital. He was a member of the local Lions Club, Ida County Fair Board, Hartley hospital board, and ISI board.  

It’s no secret that his family meant the world to him. He and Earla never missed a ball game, birthdays or Sunday phone calls. He would be so proud to tell you that he spent his last hours surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Earla Triplett of Battle Creek, IA; his children, Todd (Sherry) Triplett of Ankeny, IA, Tonya (Keith) Huss of Orange City, IA; his grandchildren: Drew Triplett, Kolby (Brooke) Moore, Seth (Annie) Triplett, Kenadi Moore, Kooper Huss, Kipp Huss, Kasee Huss; and his great-grandchildren: Jaeden Triplett, Jace Triplett, Rheya Moore, Emerson Triplett, and Roman Moore.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents John and VaVa Triplett; three sisters; and one brother.


11:00 a.m., Saturday
October 31, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Eugene Tolstedt


Honorary Pallbearers
The Battle Creek Fire Department


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
First Presbyterian Church


"How They Remember You" by Rascal Flatts
"How Great Thou Art" by Alan Jackson
"Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton 


At a later date
Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“Sending our love and deepest sympathy to you, Tonya and family. So thankful your dad knew Jesus and we have the hope of eternity!!”
- Heidi & Kent Douma
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“To Earla and Family: We are so sorry to hear about Gene’s death. How much he will be missed by everyone. You have so many memories of him to remember and share with them. Our warmest sympathies”
- Art and Darla Krueger
Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“Earla, so sorry about Gene's passing. We always enjoyed our occassional visits with you both on our trips back to Iowa.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Ronald Lyle
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:52 PM
“Through our MANY conversations over the years I know for a fact saying Gene loved his family is an understatement... His love for you all was immeasureable.... We will miss you my good friend . Sincere thoughts and prayers....”
- Brian and Kim Hanson
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:52 PM
“Our deepest sympathy and sincerest prayers for your family.”
- John and Michelle Anderson
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:52 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Special thoughts and prayers for Earla, Todd, and Tonya. We have such fun memories of times spent with Gene and Earla. ”
- Dave and Nancy Isgrig
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“Sincere sympathy to the Triplett family. ”
- Jim and Rae Miller
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“Earla, Todd, Tonya and families. So to hear of Gene's passing. Your our deepest sympathy.”
- Byron Hartwig
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“So sorry for your loss. We have many wonderful memories of Gene when we resided in Battle Creek. Our prayers and condolences are with you”
- Joe & Jan schlimgen
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“Sorry to hear about Gene Our condolences Kenny Thornhill”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhiill
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