In Memory

Bryan Thielke

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04/24/10 10:54 PM #1    

Jay Mower

 I was curious to know more about Bryan so I conducted a Google search for his name and found this wonderful profile produced by KIRO-TV in Seattle where he worked for many years as Assignment Manager.

Also, here is an obituary I found online: 

Bryan THIELKE Bryan Fredrick Thielke, 58, died at home of pancreatic cancer on 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 and family Kathleen, Eric and Georgia Gustafson of Tinley Park, IL; son Brett of Kirkland; brother Bruce of Salt Lake City; sister and family Merle, 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 will be held at Flintoft's Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour 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 non-profit arts education program, at Funeral directions and the online guestbook at

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