Kyler GradJuly 15, 1992 – May 31, 2016

Kyler Korsmo, age 23, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Seattle on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  He was born July 15, 1992, the beloved son of Wayne and Chris Korsmo.  He had countless friends throughout the various schools he attended and the athletic activities he participated in (Seattle Infant Development Center, The Perkins School, St Benedicts, Our Lady of the Lake, Blanchet and Ballard High Schools, and Washington State University).  He will be profoundly missed by family and friends but the extraordinary memories of his life will be with all of us forever.

From the time he could walk, Kyler was dribbling a basketball. He excelled in all sports involving balls – basketball, soccer, baseball, football, and golf.  His many caregivers, teachers, coaches and teammates will always remember his athletic abilities and compelling personal traits.  A close friend from Little League days remembers him this way: “Kyler was one helluva guy – a great teammate, a great friend, a positive force, a man that I was lucky enough to share time with on this earth.”  That sentiment is shared by all family and close friends.

Kyler attended junior college in Arizona and Seattle, and most recently attended Washington State University where he majored in Communications.  His goal to complete his degree at WSU was cut short.  But Kyler lived life to the fullest.  He had an uncanny ability to connect with people in a deep and meaningful way.  One of his closest friends expressed it this way: “Ky was a light in all of our lives. There isn’t one memory I have of him where I’m not smiling. His charisma and loving personality will live in me forever.”  May the memories of Kyler endure within us all.  Life without him has left a huge void and will never be quite the same.

Kyler is survived by his parents Wayne and Chris Korsmo, his grandparents Alan and Dolores Satterlee, his girlfriend Kiana Klepper, and many Aunts and Uncles – Denny & Jolyn Satterlee, George & Karen Vigeland, Mark & Janice Korsmo, Dale & Teri Korsmo, Rick & Elise Michaels, and numerous cousins he cherished on both sides of the family.  Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, July 9th, from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave3 NE, Seattle, WA.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Kyler’s name to Seattle North Central Little League.

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”  – Abraham Lincoln