Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Dustin Kanske Memorial
Dustin Kanske Memorial

Dustin Kanske

Dustin Kanske

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Dustin Kanske, 36 of Mount Vernon, WA passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 1, 2017.  Dustin was born in Mount Vernon, WA on December 2, 1980 to Debbie and Duane Kanske. Dustin attended both Skagit Valley College and Western Washington University, studying computer science. Dustin’s fascination with computers and technology “to save the internets” started in 1998, while working for Connect Northwest. Throughout his career he had the opportunity to touch many lives while working in many counties, states, and even countries before landing his dream job for Armadillo Insight based out of his home town.

Although dedicated to his craft, Dustin managed to enjoy and love many things.  Some of his passions included – playing music, camping, cooking, gardening, BBQs, exploring Hawaii and often just sitting on the front porch sharing conversation with anyone that wanted to listen.  He was also an avid “knock knock joke fan” and knew all the good ones.

Dustin is survived by his mother and father; Duane and Debbie, brothers, Doug and Dean, many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and close friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Doris and Keith Egbert, Steve and Virginia Kanske.

Donations in his name can be made to a charity of your choice.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, September 8, 2017, at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Lewis Benson presiding.  Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Bruce Henderson

    Just heard about Dustin,s passing so sorry for your loss our thoughts & prayers are with you Bruce & Corkey Henderson

  • Dee Abenroth

    We just heard the news and am so sorry to hear about Dustin’s passing. Please know that Sandie Swanson and Dee Abenroth are so sorry for your loss.

  • Diane Tait Dong

    My heartfelt sympathies to the Kanske family. I didn’t know your son and brother but if Dustin was anything like his brother Doug, the world has lost a kind and caring soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Brian Rumsey

    Didn’t know Dustin but grew up with Duane and family. My parents were good friends with Steve and Virginia.

  • Bonnie Olpin

    I was Dustin’s teacher when he was in the gifted program in MountVernon. I remember his quiet, kind ways and his interest in science and technology. I am so sorry we have lost him; he leaves us with the radiance of a life well lived.

  • Kristin Crabtree

    All of my best memories of CNW involve you, DuStinK. I still think of you every day, and wish we had stayed in touch. Our friendship was pretty weird, but it worked. I will miss you!

  • Karen Kanske

    Dusty was always such a caring and kind person. I enjoyed following his gardening exploits from the peppers to the amaryllis. Watching him grow up into the young man he became was such a joy. Love, Karen and Phil