Brent James Klippenstein

Brent[1]Brent James Klippenstein, age 54, husband “Huban” of Terri Ann Klippenstein of Brier, WA, passed away at Evergreen Hospice Care Center in Kirkland, WA after a courageous battle with cancer the morning of July 1, 2014. He received his glorious healing; he was set free from his earthly body – no more pain. He was born July 23, 1959 in La Jolla, CA, the son of Gordon and Linda Klippenstein. He was raised in California early on then his family moved to Montana where he finished off high school at Corvallis High.Brent[3]


Brent is survived by his loving wife “Mife” Terri; 2 sons, Justin Klippenstein and Jeremy (Samantha) Klippenstein; 3 daughters, Jennifer Klippenstein, Cristin (Brian) Clark, and Marchelle (Farshid) Varamini all of Washington State; parents, Gordon and Linda; sister, Cheri (Steve) Bartels; a brother, Stacy (Carrie) Klippenstein; 3 nieces, Ashley, Brittney, and Cassandra; 3 nephews, Jesse, Ty, and Steven; 7 grandchildren, Jaxson, Kyler, and Landon Klippenstein; Greyson, Ella, and Damon Clark; and Payden Baxter; 1 step-granddaughter, Amanda Clark; his father-in-law, Lester Baumann and many other loving relatives and friends.


Brent[2]Brent had a “big smile” and “strong voice”. You always knew when he was around. He was a very outgoing, loving and caring family man, with a big heart and readily available hugs. His faith in Christ was an important part of his life; he exhibited love, patience, understanding and forgiveness. He touched many lives and he will be greatly missed.


In his family, a person had many nicknames, some of his were “Huban”, “Big Klip”, “Papa Grizzly”, and “Big Buff Tire Guy from Seattle” to name a few. If you knew him, you most likely received a nickname from him yourself. He was self-employed, owner of Emerald City Commercial Tire that he ran with his wife for 17 years. He enjoyed hunting, sports, and paintball. His favorite place to go was Disneyland, actually anything “Disney”. He planned for a year a family trip to Disneyland in December 2013; it brought him great joy to have his wife, all his children and all but one of his grandchildren together enjoying the happiest place on earth.Brent[5]


His biggest wish was that all his family would know the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.


There will be a memorial service at Westgate Chapel, in Edmonds WA.


In honor of Brent please consider a donation in his name to Focus On The Family or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.


5 Responses to “Brent James Klippenstein”

  • Cathy Stanco says:

    What a beautiful tribute, Brent will be missed by so many.

  • Tiffany Winkler says:

    Dear Terri and Family:
    We send prayers and love to you all as you mourn the loss of your precious husband and father! May God continue to provide you love and strength as you learn to live with the void of the ONE and ONLY….. MR KLIP.. (as we learned to refer to him from Jesse:))
    Love, Todd, Tiffany, Cameron and Caitlin Winkler

  • Steve & Maureen says:

    We miss you, Brent! You were a wonderful friend and neighbor, always willing to lend a hand and share some time just to talk and joke around. Your laugh will be a warm memory in our hearts and bring smiles to our faces when our hearts are heavy. We give thanks to Our Lord Jesus for knowing you and look forward to the day we can rejoice together once again!

  • Polly Stevens Caudill says:

    You all are in our thoughts. We pray that God will be by your side daily while you deal with your loss. Wish we all could be there to help you through this. Brent, we will miss you. Jeremy, Cristin & Marchelle, take one day at a time and lean on each other for help. Know that your father is in a better place and he is watching you from above.

    Love you all

    Aunt Polly & Family

  • Rocky and Val Trumble says:

    we are so sorry for your families loss. We just heard about Brents passing. He was a good man and we are blessed to have know him.

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