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Anthony W Cripe

Anthony W Cripe

Anthony W. “Tony” Cripe, age 55 of Arkansaw, died Monday, December 13, 2021 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire with his wife by his side after a long battle with cancer.

Tony was born on August 13, 1966 in Arkansaw. He was the son of William and Pat (Caturia) Cripe. Tony grew up in Arkansaw and graduated from Arkansaw High School. After high school, Tony began his lifelong journey in concrete and masonry. He spent the majority of his career at Ross and Associates in River Falls. Tony also operated his own business, D&T Concrete on the side. Tony married Dawn Haefner in September of 2006. After marriage, they lived in Arkansaw in the house that Tony built with his own hands. Most recently, Tony and Dawn moved to Tilden.

Tony loved his family and treasured the title of “Papa”. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of concrete with anyone who would listen.

Tony is survived by his wife, Dawn; children, TJ (Annita) of Plum City; Justin of Eau Claire; Josh (Nicole) of Sun Prairie; Jacob of Tilden and Dalton of Wabasha, MN; grandchildren, Willow; Gregory; Beau; Dexter; Aiden and Nadine, father, William; two sisters, Rebecca (Gene) Heath of Florida and Jessica (Jason) Eccles of Star Prairie; one brother, Jason of River Falls; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Pat Cripe and a niece, Brittany Heath.

A Celebration of Life will be Friday, December 17, 2021 from 4:00PM – 8:00PM at Molly’s on Main in Plum City.

Memorial Mass will be 10:00AM Saturday, December 18, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Arkansaw at a later date.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Lori and Ed Auth

    Tony was a great guy. Prayers for him and his family. So sorry for your loss.

  2. LuAnn and Randy Hayden

    My sympathies to Tony's family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Laurie Crockett

    So sorry for your loss. Tony was a great guy, taken way too soon. Praying his family can find peace in the memories.

  4. Monica Heitman

    My deepest sympathy to all the family!


    Dawn and family,
    We were sorry to hear of Tony's passing even though he is no longer in pain it is so hard to let them go.
    You are in our thoughts.

    Kris and Dave Polzer

  6. Dave and Patricia Bezdicek and family

    Dawn and Family: We wish to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Tony. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Much love to you and your family.
    Uncle Dave and Aunt Trish Bezdicek

  7. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Deepest Sympathy to the Family!!

  8. Bob Anderson

    Sorry for your loss, Tony was a very nice person and neighbor for 15 years on Schaub Lane

  9. Kim Cripe

    We are so sorry for everyone loss, know we are thinking of you all. RIP Tony????♥️

  10. Monte/Kim Cripe

    Sharing in your sadness the passing of a great man! Going to miss you buddy. Sending healing prayers and confronting hugs.

  11. Nancy Buss

    I believe, Tony lived next to us back in 1967,68. He & my son played together. We lived in an apartment above the Red & White Store in Durand. Sorry for you loss.

  12. Tim Carlisle

    I am so sorry to hear about Tony, prayers to the family ????????????????

  13. Tony Gunderson

    Deepest sympathies

  14. Jane Schultz

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Dawn. Dave and Jane Schultz

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