John Danklefsen

December 8, 2008

By Contributor

John Danklefsen

John Danklefsen


John Danklefsen, of Issaquah, died Nov. 29, 2008, following his last great adventure, off-roading with his buddies. He was 25.A celebration of John’s life was held last month.

A 2002 graduate of Issaquah High School, John was an All KingCo lineman and enjoyed watching his cousin play “his” position for Mercer Island High School. 

John’s passion for life, love for snowboarding, dazzling smile, bear hugs and his joy for the Lord became the legacy he left for the many lives he touched. 

John is survived by his parents Diane and Gary Danklefsen; brother David; goddaughters Samantha and Abbigail Zylstra; grandparents Janet and George Kaitis; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and his cats Shorty and Kilo.

John was preceded in death by his grandmother Edna Danklefsen, grandfather Ray Danklefsen and uncle Nick Bacher.

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations be made to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission in remembrance of John.

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