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Marilyn Diane Mihelich Memorial
Marilyn Diane Mihelich Memorial

Marilyn Diane Mihelich

Marilyn Diane Mihelich

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Marilyn Diane Mihelich, age 67, of Clear Lake, Washington, passed away at home February 15, 2018. She was born December 17, 1950 to Hans and Dorothy (Dukowitz) Christensen in Enumclaw, Washington. Marilyn graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1969 and married Phil Mihelich on March 20, 1970, in Enumclaw. She attended Western Washington University receiving a degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Administration. She worked as a College Administrative Counselor at Whatcom Community College, and as a Dental Office Administrator. She lived in Enumclaw, Fort Knox, Sedro-Woolley and Clear Lake. Marilyn enjoyed snow skiing, boating, camping and fishing. Marilyn and Phil enjoyed traveling the most, including over 20 trips to Europe and skiing in the Alps many times. She was a member and attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sedro-Woolley. Along with her husband, Phil, she was an active supporter of Sedro-Woolley Rotary activities and projects. Marilyn received a Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club. Marilyn was a wonderful spouse, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all her family and everyone who knew her.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Phil Mihelich; daughter, Lara and her husband, Andreas Kammereck; son, Matt and his wife, Tristin Mihelich; grandchildren, Davis Mihelich, Maren Mihelich, Karl Kammereck, Elsa Kammereck and Emmett Mihelich; sisters, Susan Merrifield, Karen Jansson; brother, Carl Christensen; nieces, Jennifer and her husband, Derek Koellmann and their children, Madison and Sam Koellmann and Kori and her husband, Frank Shuda and their children; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hans and Dorothy Christensen; parents in law, Joe and Wilma Mihelich; brothers in law, Robin Merrifield and Jack Jansson.
A perpetual scholarship is being established in Marilyn’s name at the Sedro-Woolley high School for those wishing to make memorials contributions.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Jim Dalton at 11:00, Monday, February 26, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 719 Ferry Street, Sedro-Woolley, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Her final resting place will be Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park.


  • Peggy Swanbeck Kuntz

    Phil, my heart goes out to your and your family at the loss of a wonderful person in every respect. I know difficult days lay ahead, but I hope there is comfort knowing that all who knew her felt that she made the world a better place. She was sunshine through and through. My prayers are with you.
    Peggy (Swanbeck) Kuntz

  • Kathy Kurfurst

    Marilyn & I spent a lot more time with each other when we were very young, but all of those memories are happy ones. I can only imagine how hard her passing so suddenly must be for all of you. Comfort, healing & peace for all of you have been in my prayers since I heard the sad news.

  • Mike Mason

    My heart sank when I heard of the passing of Marilyn. I can only imagine the loss that the entire Mihelich family must be feeling. In this moment of loss, I find myself reflecting on how significant Marilyn was in my own life. The love and compassion that I always felt from Marilyn now brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. The Mihelich’s were like a second family to me throughout my teenage years. Marilyn, in particular, always showed me great kindness, listened with interest to my teenage ramblings and concerns, and always made me feel welcome and part of the family. I spent many days in their home, was invited to many dinners and weekend ski trips, and was even welcomed to be part of numerous Mihelich family vacations, including when I was separated from my own family during the holidays. Marilyn was like a second mother to me. She was loved and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Phil, Matt and Tristin, Lara and Andreas, and all of Marilyn’s grandchildren, family, and friends.

  • Gloria Rivera

    Phil and Family,

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim & Sharon Dillon

    May God keep you in his arms, we will miss seeing Marilyn’s smile. Our hearts and prayers will be with you often.