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Lloyd P. Uhlenkott
March 17, 1942 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Lloyd Uhlenkott, age 81, entered into God’s Heavenly Kingdom on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by family. He was born on March 17, 1942 to Vince and Claudine (Pfiffner) Uhlenkott in Clarkston Washington. He finished high school in Clarkston, and spent two years at Gonzaga University, where he met his first wife, Rita Hoerner. They raised four children together. During that time, he worked several years with his father and uncle at Johns Auto Wrecking in Clarkston. He was a prominent member of the Clarkston Eagles. His mechanic skills led him to work on the Dworshak Dam and with several other businesses. During this time, he was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, involved with the Knights of Columbus, and remained a devoted Catholic all his life.
Lloyd enjoyed the outdoors camping and fishing with his children. After 30 years of marriage Lloyd and Rita divorced.
He enjoyed the next 8 years as a bachelor before meeting his wife Judy (Ross) Klapprich and getting married in 2000. He realized his dream of opening his own Auto Repair Shop and worked as a mechanic for the next several years. Lloyd loved to sneak away to the mountains and rivers to camp and fish. His greatest pride was helping the grandkids catch their first fish. He loved spending time with family, smoking his pipe, playing cribbage and pinochle.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, Vince and Claudine Uhlenkott, and sisters Sr. Emagene Uhlenkott Warren OSB of St. Gertrudes and Mary Weeks of Spokane, and grandson Jordan Klapprich.
He is survived by siblings Glen (Cyndie) Uhlenkott of Redmond, WA and Loren Uhlenkott of Arizona. Children Diane (Kent) Miller of Colfax, WA; JoAnn Uhlenkott of Spokane, WA; Susan Simmons of Grangeville, ID; Dan (Jennifer) Uhlenkott of Midvale, ID. Grandchildren: Joel and KC Stack; Kiah Miller; Colt (Grace) Uhlenkott and Amanda Uhlenkott. Great grandson Archer Uhlenkott.
He is also survived by his wife and best friend of 23 years, Judy Klapprich. Children; Helen (Dennis) Rowland of Cottonwood, Heath (Tara) Klapprich of Cottonwood, Bilejo (Lindsay) Klapprich of Grangeville, and Beth (Allen) Butler of Grangeville. Grandchildren: Selena Davila; Halle, Olivia, Miranda, Dylan, Ava, and Ruby Klapprich; Bella, Demi, Tate, Elli and Julia Klapprich; Mason, Gavyn, and Liam Klapprich; Michael and Annde Cegnar.
Grandpa Lloyd will be missed and remembered most by his great smile and ability to get the job done to perfection every time.
The rosary will be held at the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, in Cottonwood, Idaho, on Thursday, November 16th at 10:30 with funeral mass at 11:00 am. Dinner to follow at Keuterville Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family at blackmerfuneralhome.com.