Dana Kirkpatrick, Emmy-Award Winning Audio Engineer, Dies at 59

Dana Kirkpatrick, a five-time Emmy award-winning audio engineer during his more than three decades in sports television, passed away suddenly following a heart attack on Dec. 10 in Copper Mountain, CO, at the age of 59. His successful 32-year career began at the 1989 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and included over 500 telecasts, among them multiple Olympic Games (Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, London, Sochi, Tokyo), the Masters, US Open Golf Championships, Super Bowls, X Games, professional snow sports, college football, basketball, and much more.

Dana’s tight-knit work family was an enormous source of friendship, support, and camaraderie. Kirkpatrick is survived by his wife Katherine Anne (Kendall) Kirkpatrick (Katie); daughters, Kendall Anne Kirkpatrick and Caroline Forrest Kirkpatrick of Star, Idaho; parents, Patience Arnold Ziebarth and Robert Charles Ziebarth of Sun Valley, Idaho; his brother Scott Kirkpatrick and his wife Liza Hill Kirkpatrick; his brother Christopher Arnold Ziebarth and his wife Carolyn Heidrich Ziebarth; his brother Nicholas Robbins Ziebarth and his wife Tara Mehen (Gillespie) Ziebarth; his sister Elizabeth Kirkpatrick; his father-in-law Neil Forrest Kendall and mother-in-law Mildred Anne (Schmidtman) Kendall; his brother-in-law Bruce Kendall and his wife Sara (Schreiner) Kendall; his sister-in-law Dori (Shoji) Kendall; many adoring aunts and uncles; his nieces and nephews, including Mackenzie Scott Kirkpatrick, Mason Hill Kirkpatrick, Clara McCabe Ziebarth, Charles Talbott Ziebarth, Carter Pomeroy Ziebarth, Henley Mehen Ziebarth, Patrick W.B. Kendall and his wife Margaux (Faris) Kendall, Jackson C.S. Kendall, and Casey P.G. Kendall.

CLICK HERE for Kirkpatrick’s full obituary.

A Celebration of Life will be held in early 2022 in Boise, Idaho. Details will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Idaho Humane Society (https://idahohumanesociety.org/donate/) or Idaho Organ Foundation (https://www.yesidaho.org/get-involved/contribute).

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