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.