Bryan Thielke

February 16, 2010

By Contributor

Bryan Fredrick Thielke, 58, died at home of pancreatic cancer Feb. 8, 2010.He was born Sept. 18, 1951, in Salt Lake City, the son of Barry Arthur Thielke and Glenna Ruth Archer.

He attended East High School and the University of Utah. While in college, he did a summer journalism internship in New York City. There, he met Linda Brown, another intern from California. They carried on a long-distance romance while finishing college, and were married in Salt Lake City in 1978.

Bryan realized his dream of working in television news when he was hired on to the assignment desk at KSL in Salt Lake. He worked his way up to producer, and then moved on to another producer position at KMGH in Denver. In 1983, he was hired at KIRO TV in Seattle, where he eventually became the assignment manager.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Issaquah; daughter Kathleen and her family Eric and Georgia Gustafson, of Tinley Park, Ill.; son Brett, of Kirkland; brother Bruce, of Salt Lake City; sister Merle and her family Ron and Elizabeth Witter, of Gig Harbor; and his extended news family at KIRO.

The Thielke family greatly appreciates the outstanding medical care Bryan received from Dr. Shawn Nixon; Dr. Philip Gold; Alice Albright, RN; pharmacist Martin Daffron; and Evergreen Hospice.

Services were held at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m.

Visitation was held prior to services. Private burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Bryan’s memory to Arts Corps, a nonprofit arts education program, at

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