Mike Lisle passed away on March 25, 2021 at the age of 98. Mike was born in 1923 in King Hill, Idaho and was the last survivor and youngest of ten children of Frank and Anna Lisle. He lived in several different cities in Idaho, California, Oregon, and Washington, before settling in Auburn, WA in 1975.
Mike was a proud veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War as a quartermaster on a minesweeping ship. He was an active member of the Auburn VFW Post 1741. One highlight of his life was joining local veterans in 2015 on an “Honor Flight” to Washington D.C. to view war monuments and be celebrated for his service.
Mike led a full and active life, even in his advanced years. He was always open to an adventure or activity. His quick wit, sense of humor and outgoing nature endeared him to family, friends and strangers alike. Hobbies he enjoyed included creating wooden “doo-dads”, camping, traveling, card games, and watching sports on TV and in person. He was also a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn.
His professional life included managing an auto body shop, running a wrecker service, being a property insurance adjuster for Allstate and PEMCO, and ending his career at Auburn Collision Center at the age of 70.
Family was a priority for Mike, and he regularly kept in touch with family members near and far via phone, letters and visits. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Virginia “Ginny” Lisle; his two daughters from his first
marriage, Joan (Marlin) Lindgren of Yakima, WA and Karen (Mike) Wade of Wenatchee, WA; and Virginia’s two children, Brian (Marilyn Romano) Hove of Anchorage, AK and Nancy (Nels) Hawkinson of Shoreline, WA. Mike was also immensely proud of his 7 grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike will be interred with military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery near Auburn, Washington. A celebration of his life will be set for a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Auburn VFW Post 1741 or Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn.