He joined the Navy in 1965, then RNMCB-18.
He enjoyed being a Seabee Steelworker.
He worked at Pohl Spring Works, and later in mechanical and electrical maintenance positions in Yakima, WA.
He was a hard worker and could fix just about anything.
He is survived by daughters, Dottie and Tina; wife, Deborah; brother, Ted; stepchildren Crisanna and Brian; grandchildren; and numerous relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Richard and Christ.
Visitation will be held from 2:00PM - 5:00PM on Thursday, April 11 and on Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA.
Services will be held in the Sunset Chapel on the grounds of Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery on April 13, 2013 beginning at 1:00PM.
Online guestbook at www.riplingers.com