Douglas "Doug" M. Cripe

Died: Thu., Nov. 3, 2011


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 07, 2011
Location: Billings Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Nov. 07, 2011
Location: Billings Funeral Home

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ELKHART- Douglas M. “Doug” Cripe. 47, of Elkhart, passed away at his home on Thursday, November 3, 2011. He was born October 10, 1964 in Harvey, IL to Michael E. and Marlene K. (Kiser) Cripe.
On March 18, 2000 he married Marcy Ann (Qualls) Cripe in Elkhart and she survives.
Other survivors include 3 daughters, Katlyn (Eric) Ellsworth of Middlebury, Jordan N. Cripe and Breanna R. Qualls, both of Elkhart; son, Michael A. Cripe of Elkhart; 3 sisters, Cathy (Scott) Conrad, Chris Banks and Lori Cripe, all of Elkhart; father, Mike Cripe of Berwyn, IL; 2 grandchildren, Kyra and E.J. Ellsworth of Middlebury.
Doug was previously employed at several area automobile dealerships as a salesman and most recently worked at T K Steel Inc. He loved to spend time golfing, traveling, playing poker and spending time with his family.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the 1:00 P.M. funeral service on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart. Pastor Tim Fisher of Crossroads Community Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Prairie Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in c/o Billings Funeral Home.

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Jordan Cripe
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
I love you Daddy! You are my hero! Glad you are at peace! Make sure you let Grandma know I love her too.

John Liberti
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
Thanks for calling me. I've always treasured my friendship with Doug. He had this fantastic ability to make everyone around him have fun. I'm sure he is in a special place and at peace. God bless his family.

Kim Sobchak
   Posted Mon November 07, 2011
My heartfelt sympathies to family and friends.
Doug was someone that the minute you met him, he had a way of touching your life. Whether it be by a simple word, gesture, smile or his awesome laugh, you walked away with something special. I feel blessed for having been able to be a part of that. He will forever be happily remembered by those who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Deepest sympathies,
Kimmie and Jordyn.

   Posted Mon November 07, 2011
Bread Man ....just met your Father for the 1st time ....had a chance to tell him how good of a man he helped raise was early and already had so many friends show up ....I met part of your family and I had to cut short and come back to work I wished coulda stayed and heard more of the warm stories about how many people you touched in your short time here .....
It was a pleasure to have known you \"Bread Man\" ....God Bless you and your Family will truly be missed !!!........................barbell man

Pam Curtis Lawrence
   Posted Mon November 07, 2011
Doug will never, ever be forgotten. He was a kind, funny, loving man. I send my love and prayers to his family today.

tim heiliger
   Posted Mon November 07, 2011
I will miss you doug. you were a great person who always brought a smile to my face no matter how down i got. thanks for all the laughs and fun times thru the years. you will be greatly missed by sara and I.


larry and susie
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
sorry I could not make it we had some good coversations I will always remember them rest for now hope to see you in the new system

Zita Pontius
   Posted Tue November 15, 2011
Marcie, I am so sorry about your loss. Didn''t realize it till this morning, your mom told me. Please know that I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless you.

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