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Kermit S. Alskog Obituary
Kermit S. Alskog

Kermit S. Alskog passed away peacefully at age 94 on January 3. 2014. He was born in Seattle to August and Emma (Stolpe) Alskog on August 1, 1919 and graduated from Broadway High School in 1937. He is survived by Margaret, his high school sweetheart, and wife of 71 years. When asked his secret to 71 years of marriage "Kermie" replied, "I married Margaret."

Kermit started selling papers on the street corner in 1936 and officially joined the Seattle Times in 1940. He served four years in the US Army Air Corp, attaining the rank of Sergeant Major. Following the war, Kermit rejoined The Times where he worked for the next 53 years. Except for a few weeks off for eye surgery, Kermit never took a single sick day in his 58 years at The Times.

Kermit joined the University Lions Club in 1952, served as Club President in 1962, Lions Deputy District Governor in 1970 and was an International Lions Club Melvin Jones Service Award Recipient. With a love for travel he and Margaret attended Lions Club International Conventions in Europe and Asia always adding an additional week for sightseeing.

His priorities were Church, the University Lions Club, bowling, golf, bridge, Pops Concerts, sports and most of all Margaret. He leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and his friends from church and Lions Club all of which he considered family. We will miss him.

A memorial service will be held at the University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Ave NE in Seattle on January 25th at 11:00 am. A Reception following the service will be held at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The University Lions Club Foundation c/o Bill Cavender 900 University St., Seattle, WA 98101; Or, Listen and Talk 8610 8th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2014
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