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In Memory of

Curtis Willmer Riskedahl

October 9, 1925 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Curtis W. Riskedahl passed peacefully on November 29, 2016 at Brookdale Foundation House in Federal Way, Washington. He was born in Ellsworth, Iowa on October 9, 1925 to John and Sarah Riskedahl and was the youngest of five children. He is preceded in death by his wife Harriet and his son Douglas. He is survived by his daughter Carolyn Cook (Ron), three granddaughters, Serina Riskedahl, Amy Riskedahl, Emily Cook and one great-granddaughter Kayla Yadock.
Curt served in the Army in WWII, where he was stationed in Alaska on the Aleutian Islands. Curt and Harriet were...

Curtis W. Riskedahl passed peacefully on November 29, 2016 at Brookdale Foundation House in Federal Way, Washington. He was born in Ellsworth, Iowa on October 9, 1925 to John and Sarah Riskedahl and was the youngest of five children. He is preceded in death by his wife Harriet and his son Douglas. He is survived by his daughter Carolyn Cook (Ron), three granddaughters, Serina Riskedahl, Amy Riskedahl, Emily Cook and one great-granddaughter Kayla Yadock.
Curt served in the Army in WWII, where he was stationed in Alaska on the Aleutian Islands. Curt and Harriet were married on May 20, 1949 in Wisconsin and moved to Seattle in 1951. There he began a forty-three year career at Boeing. The last seventeen years at Boeing he spent in Field Service as a Customer Support Representative on the 747 program. This job took him and Harriet around the world. He was stationed in Puerto Rico, Bombay, Beirut, Jordan, The Philippines, England and Australia.
Curt loved keeping busy, always planting a vegetable garden and lots of flowers. He also enjoyed baking desserts and sharing with others, especially at Christmas. Curt very much loved and cared for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 11:00 am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2306 Milton Way, Milton, WA 98354.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Museum of Flight @www.museumofflight.org/Giving/donate or to your favorite charity.