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