DONALD (DON, DONNIE) KLIPPING, 80 FREEPORT - Donald (Don, Donnie) Klipping, 80, of Freeport passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was born Nov. 9, 1932, in Stephenson County, to Ephriam and Clara (Brinkmeier) Klipping. On May 9, 1953, he married the love of his life, Deloris Stabenow at First Lutheran Church in Freeport. He was educated at Freeport and Shannon School Districts. Don was a Production Supervisor at Micro Switch (Honeywell) for 38 years before retiring in 1991. Also in his early years he was a baker at Cooks & Goul's Bakeries in Freeport. After retirement he drove the Senior Citizen Bus, and was a lunch room supervisor at Taylor Park School, and also drove cars for Barkau Auto Sales. His family was #1 in his life. Don was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and was loved by all who knew him. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and was involved in their activities with school and sports. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home, fishing and boating. He enjoyed woodworking and repairing things. If something appeared non repairable he would study it until he had the solution to repair it in his own way, good as new. This is a trait he will forever be remembered. We always joked "Don't throw it away until Grandpa looks at it!!" Another trait he will be remembered for is his quiet ways and genuine smile. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Deloris of Freeport; one daughter, Sherrie Klipping of Casa Grande, AZ; two grandchildren, Katina and Britton Dole of Casa Grande, AZ; one great-grandson, Zander Moreno of Casa Grande, AZ; 4 sisters-in-law, Margery Klipping of Lena, Shirley Grier of Freeport, Lorraine Stabenow of Cedarville, Loretta Uhlar of Stillman Valley; one brother-in-law, John Uhlar of Stillman Valley; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Irene Grier, Clara Belle Meier; one brother, Robert Klipping; brothers-in-law, Burdette (Bud) Grier, Stanley Meier, and Howard Stabenow. The funeral service and celebration of Don's life will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Walker Mortuary, Freeport, with Pastor Stephen Precht officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Walker Mortuary. A memorial fund has been established in his name and also for FHN Hospice of Freeport. A special note, May 9, is also Don and Deloris's 60th Wedding Anniversary! To leave a condolence, light a candle, or send flower, please visit walkermortuary .com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 8, 2013