MARY JO MITTELSTAEDT

Mary Jo(ann) Mittelstaedt, 73, passed away on March 22, 2017 at her home in Kirkland, WA, following a brief illness.

Mary Jo was born Mary Jo Geisler on July 22, 1943 to Joseph and Ethel Geisler in Bowdon, North Dakota. She spent her youth helping on the family farm, before its sale and her starting a family of her own took her on an adventure that eventually landed her in Seattle, WA. Here she found professional success working as a welder in the shipyards and as a waitress in Snoqualmie, WA.

In 1977, she married John Mittelstaedt. They built their dream home together in Fall City, WA, where they lived until his passing on June 19, 2002.

Mary Jo was known for her strength in personality, her infectious laugh, her willingness to help those she cared for, and her love of gardening. One of the hardest parts of downsizing to a condo in the later years of her life was the lack of garden space, though that didn’t stop her from cultivating a garden of potted plants on her balcony. She loved to be surrounded by flowers.

She leaves behind a family in mourning that includes son Gregory Aldrich of Edmonds, WA; son Steven Aldrich of Kenmore, WA; brother Dennis Geisler of Colorado; Grandchildren Melissa (Jeremy) Fones of Snoqualmie, WA, David Aldrich of Edmonds, WA, Alicia (Gary) Koegler of Spring, TX, and Sara (Tim) Esser of Bellevue, WA; and great-grandchildren Benjamin Fones and Caden Koegler along with many lifelong friends.

Preceding her in death were parents Joseph and Ethel Geisler, husband John Mittelstaedt, and infant daughter Wendy Aldrich.

In accordance with her wishes, no public services will be held. Her family intends to gather for a celebration of her life at the Skagit Valley Tulip festival in April.

More in Obituaries

GUY C. DASHNEA

Guy C. Dashnea, 81 years old, of Fall City, Washington, passed away… Continue reading

DONALD W. PEARSON

Donald W. Pearson, age 70, of Snoqualmie, passed away on May 8,… Continue reading

CHRISTOPHER TODD

Friday, April 27, 2018 Chris Todd Passed away suddenly. Chris was a… Continue reading

GLORIA GRAHAM

Gloria Graham, age 86, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Fieldstone Memory… Continue reading

WILLIAM (BILL) FREDRICK LOBB

Long time Valley resident William (Bill) Fredrick Lobb, age 92 passed away… Continue reading

GERALD SCOTT HODGINS

It is with a heavy heart that we must say we lost… Continue reading

SHERRY WYNN PICKETT

Sherry Pickett, of Snoqualmie Pass, was born in Shreveport, LA on March… Continue reading

RICHARD EDWARD RUTLEDGE

Age 81, passed away at home April 11, 2018. Service May 19,… Continue reading

LOIS ELAINE (RIFE) OSBORNE

Lois Elaine (Rife) Osborne, 83 years old, passed away on March 18,… Continue reading

Most Read