John Vincent Krippaehne died Feb. 25. He was 84.
Mr. Krippaehne was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Puyallup, Wash., to Violet Marie and William August Krippaehne. He graduated from Puyallup High School in 1946 and enrolled in the University of Washington. In 1951, he graduated with a pharmaceutical degree, received Navy commission, and married MariAnn Johnson. They moved to Coronado Island, where he served for two years as lieutenant junior grade. Upon his discharge, they moved to Portland where he was offered the supervisor position at Braley’s Pharmacy. In 1956, he enrolled at the University of Oregon dental school. After graduating from dental school in 1959, he assumed the dental practice of Dr. Leo Boyer and shortly thereafter moved into the Portland Medical Center. In 1975, MariAnn died. In 1977, he married Frances Kent Wise. For 30 years, he taught one day a week in the Oral Diagnosis Department at the OHSU dental school where he was an associate clinical professor and an Aetna regional dental consultant for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Frannie; brother Fred; sons John (Laura) and Jim (Polly); three grandchildren; step-children; and step-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be said at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Memorial donations can be made to the William Krippaehne Surgical Education Endowment (OHSU Foundation, 1121 SW Salmon St. #100, Portland, Or 97205) or Providence Hospice.