After a nearly four-year battle
with cancer, Dale Klapperich
passed away peacefully at age
67 at his home in Auburn with
family by his side.
Dale was born in Aberdeen
SD and grew up in Kent WA.
He attended Kentridge HS and
Green River College. He served
three years in US Army. He
spent his career in construction
equipment sales and retired
from regional sales after 25 years
with Stanley Hydraulic Tools.
Dale’s quick wit and sense of
humor brought happiness to many people.
He possessed a special quality which made
every customer, friend and family member
know how very special they were to him.
He lived his life fully, enjoying gardening,
handyman work, traveling, camping, music
and spending time with his beloved family.
Dale was preceded in death by parents
Laurence and Neva, siblings Joyce, Mary,
Larry and Vicki. He is survived by his wife
Debby, son Joshua, daughter in
law Jessica, granddaughter Sadie
and siblings Dolores, Joan, Ron,
Denise, Lowell and Keith, and
many nieces and nephews.
Dale was a fighter and he faced
his illness with strength, courage
and grace to the very end.
A graveside service will be held
for attendance by immediately
family at Hillcrest Burial Park
in Kent. A larger celebration of
Dale’s life will be planned when
the State’s Covid Guidelines
allow for large gatherings. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the
following funds. Please note that your gift is
in memory of Dale Klapperich.
Payable to: UWMC Liver Cancer Research Fund
Dale Vincent Klapperich
May 19,1953 – July 6, 2020
UW Foundation Gift
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Payable to / mail to:
Seattle Cancer Care
Alliance – SCCA
P.O. Box 24385
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