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Rodney Charles Kittelson
November 1, 1943 - June 16, 2017

Rodney Charles Kittelson

Rodney Charles Kittelson
Nov 1, 1943 - Jun 16, 2017

Rodney Charles Kittelson
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Rodney "Rod" Charles Kittelson passed away peacefully at Overlake Hospital on June 16, 2017 in Bellevue, WA at the age of 73. He was born in Seattle, Washington on November 1, 1943 to Clarence and Julia Kittelson. Raised in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle where he attended Lincoln High School and graduated in 1962. Rod went on to build a career in the housing construction industry in the greater Seattle area. He then met his love Judy and married her on December 7, 1978, and together lived a happy life raising a blended family of five children.
Rod had a quick wit and infectious sense of humor. An avid reader with the passion to read about history with an emphasis on World War II, he would amaze us with the facts he'd recite from memory. He loved his family and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Judy Kittelson, daughters Valerie (Bill) Klodaski, Michelle (Dave) Kast, and sons Brian Kittelson, Jeffery (Kim) Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and 11 grandchildren: Jessica, McKenzie, Spencer, Billy, Jordan, Tristan, Zachary, Julia, Miyeko, Kimora, and Hiroshi. He is also survived by his sister Merita (Jerry) Tuck, and brother Curtis (LuAnn) Kittelson, and was adored and loved by his nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Rod, which is scheduled on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Please contact the family for details.

 
 

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