Richard H. (Dick) Mi­et­zner



Dick Mi­et­zner, 84, of Ed­monds, Wash­ing­ton, passed away Au­gust 18, 2016.

He was born on June 21, 1932, in Seat­tle, Wash. and grad­u­ated from Queen Anne High School in 1950.

As a boy, Richard held three pa­per routes, in­clud­ing stand­ing at the cor­ner of 1st and Pike in Seat­tle, shout­ing “Seat­tle Times - Read all about it!” He worked as an auto me­chanic for 15 years but with a grow­ing fam­ily, Dick plunged into real es­tate and be­came a top pro­ducer within the first two years. In 1970, he started his own real es­tate com­pany in north Seat­tle, Ad­vance Prop­er­ties, with eight of­fices and 300 agents at its peak be­fore it was sold in 1988. Through his real es­tate en­deav­ors he started home build­ing with var­i­ous part­ners, and in time brought in his el­dest son, Richard M. Mi­et­zner as a part­ner to man­age con­struc­tion of homes and apart­ments, with the younger fam­ily mem­bers to even­tu­ally fol­low.

Dick and Lor­raine (Lorri) were mar­ried in 1962 and resided in Seat­tle for seven years be­fore mov­ing to Bothell, Wash. in 1970. They moved to Ed­monds in 1976 and in the early 1990’s they made Kona, Hawaii their home in the win­ters.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Lorri, of 53 years, his sons, Richard of Lake Stevens, Wash., Michael of Mill Creek, Wash. and Jef­frey of Ed­monds, and daugh­ter, Karen of Stan­wood, Wash. as well as ten grand­chil­dren and one great grand­child.

He is pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, his brother, Otto, and his daugh­ter, Tara (Jenny) (2015).

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life with fam­ily and friends will be held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 25, 2016, at 5 p.m. at Ed­monds Yacht Club. Please bring your fa­vorite mem­ory or story to share.

Dick loved fam­ily gath­er­ings, he was a won­der­ful hus­band and fa­ther, friend and men­tor. His fa­vorite things were fish­ing, tennis, poker, play­ing crib­bage and domi­noes, walk­ing his dog, Bindi, and boat­ing in the San Juan Is­lands and Cana­dian wa­ters.

Dick was greatly loved by his fam­ily. He will be missed but not for­got­ten.

In lieu of flow­ers please do­nate to your fa­vorite char­ity.

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