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Thursday, October 26, 2023
5:30 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)
Frederick N. Klippert, M.D.
Evans, GA - Dr. Frederick N. Klippert, entered into rest on Sunday, October 8, 2023 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Fred's beloved wife of 61 years, Julianne Sera Klippert, and his two standard poodles, Peaches and Cocoa, were by his side.
Fred was born in Minerva, Ohio on March 28, 1940, son of the late John and Wanda Liberta Klippert. Dr. Klippert received his Bachelor of Science from Mount Union College in Ohio and went on to earn his M.D. From The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His post-doctoral training included an internship at Midland Community Hospital and a residency in Otoloaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 1974.
Before entering private practice, Dr. Klippert served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota from 1967 to 1969. Dr. Klippert had an illustrious career in both private practice and academia. He worked at Burns Clinic Medical Center in Michigan and The Toledo Clinic in Ohio before joining the Medical College of Georgia in 1991. Here, he held various administrative roles, including Section Head of the Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology at the Verterans Administration Hospital in Augusta, and Coordinator of Resident Recruitment and Match. Dr. Klippert was actively involved in numerous committees, receiving the 2003 Gerald Gussack Award for Teaching and Patient Care by the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology. Dr. Klippert retired from the Medical College of Georgia as Professor Emeritus in 2011.
Beyond his professional commitments, Dr. Klippert was deeply involved in community service. He volunteered for the Midwest Medical Mission in the Dominican Republic, taking residents at his own expense to provide them with invaluable humanitarian experience.
Working with and teaching the medical students and residents at Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University were the highlights of his professional career. His legacy will be remembered not only through his professional achievements but also through the countless lives he touched, both within and outside of the medical community.
Shortly after retiring, Fred became involved with Turn Back the Block and the FROGS (Faithful Retired Old Guys Serving). This was a building project that he thoroughly enjoyed every Tuesday and Thursday. In addition to the FROGS he became an active participant in the Vineyard Giving Farm, requiring Saturday morning volunteer time and new friendships. Fred was always a man of his word, incredibly loyal to his friends and was known to have a sharp wit and a wonderful sense of humor.
In addition to his wife Julianne, Fred is survived by his sister Nancy Jane Parker of Westminster, Maryland and many friends, some of whom were from his early days in Minerva, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother John Clayton Klippert PhD.
Special thanks to Ed, Ted, Joan, Deb, Dan and Alexis who were with us during this entire journey. In addition, many thanks to both Ashleigh Potter and Allison Nelson from ProMedica.
Inurnment will be at a later date in Alliance, Ohio on the grounds of the University of Mount Union.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Georgia Cancer Center, 1411 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30912 or to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 34829, Seattle, Washington 98124-1829.
The family will receive friends Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5:30 until 7:30 P.M. at thomaspoteet.com Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.