Richard W. Leidholm
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Dick Leidholm, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, led a full and adventure-filled life until Thursday, July 19, 2012. He passed away at his home in Shoreline and will be missed by all. Dick was born November 26, 1944 to Wilmer and Olga Leidholm. His childhood was spent exploring West Seattle with all of his buddies. His fondest memories were of the days with his Whidbey Island family crabbing and clamming.
After graduating from West Seattle High School, he attended WSU. He then returned to Seattle, married Karen Gustafson and soon after became a dad to Kim and Craig. The young family filled their lives with camping and hunting, boating and skiing.
Dick worked for his dad at West Seattle Furnace, eventually taking over the business. He became a fixture in the West Seattle business community.
Dick met and married Cathy Funk in 1995, beginning a new chapter in his life. They created their dream home together on Samish Island, spending every weekend working on "The Barn" for over 18 years. Dick retired there full time, reveling in the beauty of what he had created. His dream was fulfilled.
Dick is survived by his wife, Cathy, his children, Kim and Craig, daughter- in-law, Christie, grandsons, Christian and Matthew, extended loving family and a lifetime full of friends.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle or the
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 2nd at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 322 N. 175th St., Shoreline, WA 98133.
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Guestbook at harveyfuneral .com
Published in The Seattle Times on July 29, 2012