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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.

 
 

John Mar on Jul 9, 2017

Will miss your quick wit and quiet demeanor. I'll miss your smiling face and the weekly get togethers at the Redmond Eagles. RIP my friend.

Lisa Tuck on Jul 8, 2017

Uncle Rod was such a huge part of our lives growing up. He was one of my favorite people and the world just isn't as bright without him. I'm sending love to all of you. I wish we were there. Xo

Sandi Welborn on Jun 24, 2017

You are greatly missed at the Wizard card games! We miss your quick quips and your smiling face!!

Norma Marvin on Jun 24, 2017

What a wonderful man you were Rod.I will miss you forever and thank you for being a fantastic friend for so many years.I hope you have fun wherever you are till we all get there so we can get the party started again!! Love you my friend..

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