Todd Dennis Kittelson

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Todd Kittelson

After a courageous battle with cancer,  Todd Kittelson passed away on July 4, 2022 in Des Moines, Washington.

Todd was born in Auburn, Washington, moved to Oregon, grew up there, played in the band in school, loved the out of doors, was on the track team as a pole vaulter and running as well. After moving to Washington he did some track here and was on the Mt. Rainier football team and for several years held the most weight lifted for the high school.  He loved boating, fishing, played soft ball and even got to play on his Uncle Buck’s church softball team with him for a bit.  He then went on to play, hard ball with the Tacoma NABA, then on to the PSSBL.  He absolutely enjoyed playing baseball every year sometimes playing on more than one team at a time.  He really enjoyed the friendships that he made throughout the years with his teammates.

He was a framing contractor for most of his life, finally hanging up his tool belt becoming a truss salesman for the Truss company.  He loved to watch movies, quite a few of them over and over again, knowing every line in them.  He liked watching Ancient Aliens.

He loved barbecuing, some might even say he was a grill master. He loved drinking beer, telling jokes and most anything that had to do with Vikings.  He loved to make people laugh, he was a loyal friend, he was lovable, friendly, outgoing, very giving and would help anyone who needed it.  He was a very forgiving person.  He loved his family and his friends very much.  He had a big heart.

He met and married his high school sweetheart, Alissa Kittelson February 26, 1990 in Burien, Washington.  He is survived by his wife Alissa,  his children, Kara Kittelson, Alexa Yakimov, Adrian Bustamante, Whitney Kittelson and his dog Thor, his parents, Hank and Phyllis Kittelson, brother, Troy Kittelson, sisters, Trina Nelson and Tamara McKie ,  Aunts and Uncles and many cousins.

The girls and I would like to invite you to a Celebration of Life held on August 13, 2022, at Billy Baroo’s Smokehouse & Bar at Foster Golf Links, 13500 Interurban Ave. S., Tukwila, WA, 98168

Please bring your favorite stories to share about Todd as we would like this to be uplifting for our family in celebration of Todd’s life.

We respectfully ask that children be left home for this event.


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