William "Bill" Leon Klippert

January 6, 1944 - July 26, 2020

Funeral Service Thursday July 30. 2020

William (Bill) Leon Klippert passed away early Sunday morning, July 26, July 2020, surrounded by his family, at the age of 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, it 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, 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 built 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 and Kim Galvez of Preston, ID; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was proceeded 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 services 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 at www.franklincountyfuneral.com

 

 

 

 

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Klippert family: I am sorry for the loss of your dear husband, father and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you that you will feel comfort at this time and in the coming days. May your memories of Bill bring you peace.
- Gayla Coombs

Dave and I so enjoyed working in the temple with Bill and Jane. It was a joy to see them holding hands as they served as room coordinators. We extend our sincere sympathy to Jane and family. Bill was a delight to know.
- Molly and Dave Baumgartner

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Thursday July 30. 2020

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