Richard Lewis Mihelitch Sr.

10/24/1930 — 11/15/2012

From Kennewick, WA, USA | Born in Everett, WA

Richard Lewis Mihelitch Sr.

Richard Lewis Mihelitch Sr., 82, entered into heaven on Thursday Nov. 15, 2012, at 8:48 am with his son and daughter by his side.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1930 in Everett Washington to John and Ella Mihelitch. Being the youngest of six children raised on a farm gave him an appreciation for life. He met his wife Barbara in 1952 and they were married Sept. 5, 1953 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. He was faithfully dedicated to her until her death in 2010. They had 2 children, a son Rick and daughter Kim. He worked a variety of jobs; at a saw mill, in heavy construction, a dump truck driver and a farm implement mechanic while pursuing his passion for farming. He and his family raised beef cattle and alfalfa hay in Eastern Washington. He and his wife retired to Kennewick in 1994.

Richard enjoyed traveling with his wife of 57 years and spending time with his two grandchildren. He also liked watching NFL football, NASCAR, Hydroplanes and an occasional baseball game with his son and daughter.

He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara; brothers Donald and Robert; sisters Roberta, Helen and Louise and parents John and Ella. He is survived by his daughter Kim Mihelitch, his son Rick Mihelitch with Sherrie Mihelitch and their children John and Laci.

Memorial Service will be Dec. 8, 2012 at 11:00 am at Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 By-pass Hwy, Richland Washington.

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  • Kim & Rick,

    I was sad to read about your Father’s passing, but as Shawn put it so well, he is now celebrating in heaven with your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    Patty Surgeon Kinder

    Patty Kinder
    November 4, 2014
  • To Kimberly & Rick,

    I was very sorry to read about your Father’s passing but excited that he is now celebrating in heaven with your mother. I didn’t know him that well but I knew you guys and I have genuine sympathy for your loss. I didn’t know about the funeral until today so I want to wish you my sincere condolences and the very best for you both.

    Warm Regards,

    Shawn R. Logan

    Shawn R. Logan
    November 4, 2014
  • Thank you so much Patty and Shawn. I appreciate your condolences and will pass them on to Rick.

    Loosing Dad has been a difficult, but I’m reassured in knowing he is with Jesus and reunited with mom.

    Thank you again,


    Kim Mihelitch
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA