Kenny was born on February 15, 1961, in Spokane, WA, to his parents James and Ursula (Francis) Mittlestedter. He attended Deer Park High School from 1977-1980. He served in the military for 6 years in the Army Reserves. Kenny married Patti Watkins (Johnson), the mother of three of his children in April 1984. He worked for Diversified Wood Recycling for many years in Spokane, WA.
Kenny cherished spending the majority of his time outdoors camping, fishing, and hunting with his children and grandchildren. He had many stories to share about the time he spent with his family and those with his childhood best friend, Jimmy Wright. He loved living with his daughter Mandy and her family in Springdale, WA. Kenny was a supportive grandfather and tried to attend and support his grandchildren in all of their sporting events.
Kenny is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Mandy and Dale Norris Jr. of Springdale, WA; daughter and son-in-law Marissa and Tyler Gilman of Spokane, WA; son Patrick Mittlestedter of Deer Park, WA; and their mother Patti Watkins of Deer Park, WA; his daughter Shawnee Collins of Deer Park, WA; and her mother Lorrie Collins-Whaley of Deer Park, WA; his sister and brother-in-law Julie and Bob Lane of Rainier, WA. He will also be lovingly remembered by his 19 grandchildren: Malaki, Makala, Samantha, Makenzie, Kayne, Kylie, Kymber, Kalyeesi, Tyler, Lucas, Daniel, Ayana, Alayna, Amara, Devin, Kaydance, Brooklynn, and Zakia, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother James and Ursula Mittlestedter, and his brother Kurt Mittlestedter.
The family welcomes all to attend a celebration of his life on April 28, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Earl D. Mix Park, 301 W. 4th St. Deer Park, WA.