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KLEPP, Olav Ole
KLEPP, Olav 'Ole' 94, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. He was born in Stavanger, Norway on October 3, 1918. At the age of 5, his family emigrated to the U.S., settled in Oregon, and became an American citizen. Ole joined the Army Air Corps during World War II, destination 11th Bombing Squadron as Flight Chief, Engineer and Gunner in the China-Burma-India triangle. After his discharge he settled in Hollywood, Calif. In 1949, he married Delia Aurora Macias where they started their family journey raising four children. Ole spent most of his career in the aerospace industry. After relocating to the Antelope Valley in the mid 1950s, he began his early years as a contributing member of the rocket test program at Edwards, AFB and later retired from Rockwell Corp in Palmdale after the prototype production of the Space Shuttle. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9223, Riverside, Calif., and the China Burma India Veterans Association, CBIVA. Ole is preceded in death by his wife, Delia, his parents, Haakon and Helga, and his siblings, Knute, May and Frank. He is survived by his sisters, Magnhild Pursley, of Concord, Calif., Mystery Agnes Lincoln of Spokane, Wash., and his children John, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Diane Flowers, of Todd Mission, Texas, Roberta Oxford of Shakopee, Minn., and Paul of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., grandchildren Erik, Justin, Colleen, Tommy, Nora, and Peter, and great- grandchildren, Delia and Carter. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:31 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Riverside National Cemetery, Assembly Area #6. Preston Simons is providing arrangements.

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