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William "Bill" Leon Klippert

January 6, 1944 — July 26, 2020

William (Bill) Leon Klippert passed away early Sunday morning, July 26, 2020, surrounded by his family, at 76. He was born in Preston, Idaho, on January 6, 1944, to Myrl William and Conna (Kendall) Klippert.

Bill married the love of his life, Jane Elizabeth Baker, on September 2, 1966, in Pennsylvania. They met on a blind date while at Utah State University. He was a pilot and president of the flying club, which led to many fun dates. Bill graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Technology in 1968. He went to work for Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and then Pratt and Whitney in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 1972, Bill left the Aeronautical Industry to become an Engineer for Utah Power and Light at the Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, where he spent 32 years before retiring in 2003. Bill loved to travel and see new places; he loved hunting with family, learning and mastering new skills, including photography, building golf clubs, and even building a telescope to watch the stars. When he turned 45, he started rock climbing and, at 60, started snowboarding. Bill held many church callings, including serving as a Seventy, Ward Clerk, Sunday School Teacher, and High Priest Group Leader, but his favorite calling was serving as an Ordinance Worker for the past 7 years at the Logan Temple.

He is survived by his wife Jane of Nibley, UT, son William Myrl (Paula) Klippert of Wellsville, UT daughter Tracey Lynn Klippert of Vilseck, Germany; and son John David (Stephanie) Klippert of Knoxville, TN; granddaughter Britney Klippert of Knoxville, TN; five siblings Karen (Kenny) Hobbs of Preston, ID,

Linda (Ken) Hansen of Cub River, ID; Donna (Scott) Hill of McMinnville, OR; David (Anita) Klippert of Benson, UT; Kim Galvez of Preston, ID; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrl and Conna Klippert.

We would like to recognize the doctors and nurses of McKay-Dee Hospital and the hospice team members from Cache Valley who were so compassionate and caring. Thank you.

Due to the current state of COVID-19, the family will hold a private family funeral service on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Burial will follow in the Preston Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of Franklin County Funeral Home, Preston, Idaho. Please share a favorite memory of Bill or offer condolences to the family by leaving a tribute on this page.

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