Darrel Verdon Streeter

June 3, 1937March 29, 2015

Darrel V. (Skip) Streeter

Skip was born June 3, 1937 to Orval and Grace Streeter in Centralia, Washington. He passed away on March 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.

Skip graduated from Chehalis High School in 1956. Shortly after, he joined the Naval Reserves and then the Navy full time, retiring after 22 years. He spent many years in Japan, meeting and marrying his wife Yukie (Kiko) in 1960. After retiring from the Navy, Skip and Kiko made their home on Coal Creek Road in Chehalis, where he also ran his business: Skip's Upholstery.

Skip enjoyed working with his hands, whether it was building boats, woodworking, gardening and landscaping with ponds and several types of artwork. According to Skip, any day fishing was a good day.

He is survived by his wife Kiko; his daughters Sandy, Joanne and Rene and sons-in- law Paul and David. Jiji's grandchildren are J.D., Kelsey, Cody, Sydney, Billy, Isaac and Nick. His Japanese relatives are mother-in-law Kane Saito and brother-in-law Yukuhiro Saito. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lorre King.

Memorials may be donations to the Chehalis Veterans Memorial Museum, the National Fragile X Foundation, the MIND Institute at UC-Davis or the Wounded Warriors Project.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Sticklin Funeral Chapel, Centralia. A reception will follow in the Sticklin Hospitality Room. An inurnment will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 2, 2015


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Dan Gassoway

May 7, 2019

I was with Skip in the Navy, on the USS Oklahoma City in Yokosuka, Japan. I got a kick out of him, and his sense of humor. I'm from Oregon, and he would joke about sitting on the north bank of the Columbia River and throw rocks at Oregon after he got discharged. He also talked a lot about Edgar Cayce and organic gardening. He had a deep heart, and I'm glad I knew him.

June 9, 2015

So sorry to hear about Skip and that I missed his service. I am thinking of you all and hoping you are getting through this rough time. There are many good memories to share and he has a beautiful family.

Take care.

Gayle McGee (Dobyns)