On Friday, July 13, 2007 Dewayne Klippert, 74, made his final move and took up residence in his heavenly home.

He was born March 25, 1933 in Hawk Springs, Wyo., he was the youngest of four children born to Martha and Alex Klippert. The family later moved to Saginaw, Mich. and finally settled in the Green Valley area of Sunnyside.

He was a cheerleader and band member at Sunnyside High, where he graduated with the Class of 1950. Dewayne was a member of the local Assembly of God church. He farmed in the Sunnyside area and worked as a millwright at the Hanford project. He had a passion for the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and chopping wood. He also enjoyed gardening and tinkering in his workshop. Dewayne could always be relied upon to lend a helping hand to friends and relatives.

He is survived by his sister, Darline (Lyle Kinsey); sons, Bernie (Laura) and Bradley (Kim); daughter, Julie (Scott Naccarato), granddaughters, Jaime Klippert, Molly Klippert, Alexis Klippert, Annalisa Naccarato, Aubrey Klippert, Gabrielle Naccarato; and foster grandson Mason.

He was preceded into the hereafter by his father and mother; his sister, Betty; and his brother, Bernie.

In memory of his fondness for the outdoors, donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation or the National Parks Conservation Association.

Viewing and visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2007, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside and Saturday, July 21, 2007, from 9 until 10 a.m. at Neighborhood Assembly of God in Sunnyside. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Neighborhood Assembly of God in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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