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.


10 Responses to “Todd Dennis Kittelson”

  • Thad & Nicole Kittelson says:

    Our hearts are with you, Alissa and kids. We love you guys and we will help continue to carry out the dreams and plans we had with you and Todd. Todd is an amazing man who loved in the deepest of ways, just as he desired to be loved

  • Shane and Aimee Kittelson says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the kids. We love y’all. We are always here for you and the kids. Shane was sure looking forward to spending lots of time fishing with Todd. He was and awesome person and loved by many.

  • The Sipes Family says:

    To Alissa, his children and beloved family: you are in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly painful time.
    Cling to the memories, remember them with love and laughter. He will be with you always, and we will be here for you, until you can be together again.
    Alissa, we love you very much ♥️

  • Kris Giese says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. He was such a shinny bright light to all who knew him. Tho, I didn’t know him long- he left a positive place in my heart. Peace, Love and Light to you all!

  • Heidi Mittelstadt says:

    The world will definitely be a quieter duller place without Todd in it. His infectious laugh, witty spunky attitude, his zest for adventure, caring compassionate self will be greatly missed.
    I was honored to know him, and his bigger than life persona. Such an awesome friend, great husband, devoted father.
    He has left behind a beautiful caring loving wife, four amazing children. I love you all and am so very grateful to have had the honor of sharing precious moments of our lives together. 💞
    Rest In Paradise Todd. You will live on graciously and cherished in our hearts forever.
    Love, Heidi

  • Nancy Jordan and Jeff Mattson says:

    Our hearts are with you my daughter and grandchildren. We love Todd. He was an important part of our family. He had a zest for life and a great sense of humor. We will miss him greatly. Know that we are here for you and you are loved.

  • Terri says:

    Oh how I will miss you. I am so thankful for the love and friendship that grew between us.You are and forever will be my brother and friend.

  • Joshua & Jaymie Crumb says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Todd on multiple projects as his salesperson with Dunn Lumber. I also worked with Alissa for 9 years, and got to know their family as her co worker. Todd was always nice and loved to joke and laugh when he came by the store. He would share stories with me about family trips and gatherings. Truly one of a kind. A consummate professional. Great man. Amazing father. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the Kittelson family. Todd will be missed but always in our hearts.

  • Kelly Finelli says:

    Dear Todd,
    Knowing you has had a profound impact on my life. Your friendship brings me laughter and joy that will carry with me forever. See you in another dimension, Brother. Love Kelly Finelli

  • Paula Jacobs says:

    My heart and prayers are with you and family.

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