Walter Sipila

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  • Friday, August 23, 2013 12:00am
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Walter Sipila

Walter Sipila

Walter Sipila of Hobart, passed away August 18, 2013 at a health care facility in Kent, WA. He was born on April 10, 1925 in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Impie M. and August Sipila. He was raised in Hobart, WA and attended Tahoma High School and the University of Washington. Walter was a Boeing Engineer for 30 years. He married Dorothy “Doris” Dickson on September 5, 1946 in Seattle, WA and they have made Hobart their home for the last 60 years. Walter was a member of the Cascade Treasure Club and the Maple Valley Historical Society. Walter had many hobbies and interests including metal detecting, travel, and golf. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Walter will be remembered as a kind, happy and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Sipila of Maple Valley, WA, and their daughter Susan Winter. He will also be missed by six grandchildren: Gabe Sipila, Sara Lawrence, Sheila Formico, Lisa Sipila, Jeremy Cutts, Erick Cutts and 14 great grandchildren. Walter was preceded in death by his parents and his son Tom Sipila. Donations in Walter’s memory suggested to the Maple Valley Historical Society. A graveside service with US Navy military honors will begin at 11am on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Hobart Cemetery 25215 SE 208th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038. Friends are invited to view photos, share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at: www.flintofts.com. Arrangement by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home 425-392-6444.


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