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CLIFFORD R. BLEGEN A memorial service celebrating the life of Clifford R. Blegen, who passed away March 7, 2016, will be held Monday, April 18, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church located at 418 N. Yelm in Kennewick. Cliff was born on April 18, 1927 in Kellogg, ID to Clifford and Grace Blegen. Upon completing high school, Cliff served in the army as a radio repairman stationed in the Philippines. After his discharge he attended and graduated from the University of Idaho with a business degree. He began his professional career as an accountant at Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane and eventually moved his family to the Tri-Cities where he worked for several Hanford contractors. He retired in 1992. Cliff was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church of Kennewick serving many years as church treasurer and, with his good friends of the A-Team, fixing and maintaining church facilities (and drinking lots of coffee). He was proud of his Norwegian heritage and was an active member of the local Sol-Land Sons of Norway lodge. Cliff was a master handyman and ultimate Mr. Fix-it, there was little he couldn't figure out. He was happiest when working in his woodshop where he crafted many wonderful things - from boats to wine cork trivets. He also cherished time at the family lake cabin in North Idaho. Cliff is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Audrey, daughter Gail Blegen-Frost (spouse Ed Frost), son Ronald Blegen (spouse Cindy) and daughter Ann Blegen (spouse Craig Massie) and grandchildren Courtney Frost, Jack and Ty Blegen, and Kevin and Sarah Massie. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Tri-City Hospice at the Chaplaincy (2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick WA, 99336) or to the "Major Repair Fund" at First Lutheran Church of Kennewick (418 N. Yelm, Kennewick WA, 99336).
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418 N Yelm St
Kennewick, WA 99336
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 12, 2016
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