Milton Arthur Tiede

May 8, 1933September 16, 2017
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Milton Arthur Tiede died peacefully in his sleep on September 16 after a great day visiting with family in Utah.

Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1933, his young life was full of challenges surviving WWII. But after immigrating to America with his mother, he lived a full and happy life. Milt served in the army which afforded him a college education, receiving his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah. He then accepted a job with Boeing, and moved his young family to Renton, Washington. Milt enjoyed a 34-year career, traveling the world and designing his beloved airplanes. He served others through leadership positions in Boy Scouts, The American Legion, the Society of Professional Engineers, and volunteered at the Renton Senior Center. Milt enjoyed a multitude of cruises and family events, but his greatest love was his wife Erika of 60 years.

In addition to Erika, Milton is survived by his children Rhonda Jarvis, Rodney Tiede (Mary K) and Renee Leach (Jim), grandchildren Heather Jarvis, Holly Brazell (Brian), Nicole Brannen (Ryan), Garrett Tiede (Andrea), Tyler and Cameron Crabb, and great-granddaughter Annabelle.

The family gatherings will not be the same without our beloved husband, Dad, Grandpa, Opa.

Funeral Services Will be Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Renton LDS Church, 816 Field Avenue NE, Renton, WA 98059. A time of visitation will be from 11 AM to service time at 1PM.Entombment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Ave. NE, Renton, WA 98056. A reception and continued fellowship will be at the church following the services at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Milton's name to The Fred Hancock Post 19, American Legion in Renton. 425-226-5216.

Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Bellevue entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • Entombment Saturday, September 23, 2017

Milton Arthur Tiede

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Pat Baylor

October 18, 2017

I am so very sorry to hear of Milt's passing. I've known Milt through the years working and volunteering at the Renton Senior Activity Center. Milt and I served on the Mayor's Senior Advisory Commettee. It is with deep sympathy that I write these words today. God's blessings Milt and to your family. Much Love, Pat

Bill Newland

October 4, 2017

Milt have many 7 no trump bids and make them! One club anyone? May God bless you.

David Model

September 24, 2017

Milt was my first contact who recruited me into Fred Hancock American Legion Post 19. From that very first contact he became a friend and source of information and assistance on all things about the Legion. His dry wit and good humor were a pleasure. We shall all miss him, but are all better off for having known him.

Denise Rousso

September 23, 2017

Milt has meant bridge at first, a teacher when I first started, but also a friend with intimate conversations about the War where we both suffered on opposite sides. He was bigger than life, a strength we all admired. We will all miss him so much. Fairwell dear friend. Denise Rousso

Betty Kalan

September 23, 2017

Milt was one of my very dearest and closest friends. We first met the Tiede family in about 1966 or 1967 when both our families had homes built in Maplewood Heights, Renton. We spent many holidays together as well as many family vacations. In later years we went on 30 plus cruises together. Milt was our organizer and leader. Oh how me and my family will miss him. Erika I know ours is a forever friendship. You are my 4th sister. Love to all the Tiede family.

Neil Norman

September 22, 2017

My friendship with Milt lasted for the past 20 years, and was through his admirable support of our beloved Professional Engineering Organizations. Milt was dedicated to honest and ethical Engineering practice. He was always there to pick up the needed tasks for his NSPE Chapter, and for the Washington Society of Professional Engineers. Milt will be sorely missed.
Neil Arthur Norman, PE