DON TUSCHOFF


Born September 22, 1929 in Uniontown, WA and son of William and Wilma Tuschoff.

Attended Holy Family School and Clarkston High School; class of 1947.  Graduated from Washington State University in 1951. Spent two years in US Navy; most of the time in Japan.

Along with friend from Spokane; we took our discharge in Japan and on our own, traveled around the world. We saw 27 countries in six and a half months for a total cost of $1270.90.

Opened King Pin Lanes, an 8 lane bowling center in 1954, Salmon Bowl in 1962 and our last venture was Lancer Lanes (16), Bridge Street Connection and Armor Room in 1964. I was in business for 44 years from 1954 – 1998.

Twice President of Clarkston Chamber of Commerce and President of Northwest Bowling Proprietors (WA, OR, ID, AK, MT and UT) for two years. 

I twice parachuted on my 80th and 90th birthdays. I am probably best known for being responsible in getting Interstate Bridge painted blue instead of hideous green.

Married twice – 4 children (Clarkston, Missoula and Houston). Also 2 foreign exchange students from Mexico and Brazil.