Dennis L. ‘Denny’ Klinger, 75, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away peacefully at his home on March 14, 2017 after his long battle with cancer.
Denny was born on April 21, 1941 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Lewis & Helen (Dickinson) Klinger. He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from S-WHS with the class of 1960.
Denny worked for Skagit Steel and for D.L Pullar Sand and Gravel until starting a long career with Skagit County Public Works. He served as a heavy equipment mechanic, was a shop foreman, and managed the Inman landfill, finally serving on the road crew until his retirement.
Denny was a member of the NRA, the Sedro-Woolley Eagles and Legion and served as a Captain for the Sedro-Woolley volunteer Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed hunting, farming and going camping. Denny also loved spending time with family and friends. Denny was meticulous in his yard work and took great pride and joy in working outside in his yard. Denny also loved tinkering on anything that people would bring to him to fix.
Denny is survived by his sons, Dale Klinger and Dean Klinger and his wife Erin all of Sedro-Woolley, and daughter, Tammy Canniff of Burlington; companion, Sharon Klinger step-children, Richard Ellis and wife Amber of Mill Creek, WA and Robin Endsley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren Josh Klinger (Jodi) and Raechelle Klinger; step-grandchildren, Adam & Abigail Ellis, Hayden Endsley , Carli Endsley and Coltin Endsley ; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Klinger; brother, Kenneth Klinger, and; Niece Kristy and Nephew Darrin Klinger. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Florence and granddaughter, Lacey Klinger.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Kirby Bertholf officiating. Interment will follow at Fernhill Cemetery in Anacortes. Denny requested that memorials be sent the Lacey K. Klinger Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Sedro-Woolley Volunteer Fire Department.