Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Adolph Nieshe Memorial
Adolph Nieshe Memorial

Adolph Nieshe

Adolph Nieshe

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Adolph Nieshe, 79, a longtime Birdsview community resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

He was born in Floodwood, St. Louis County, Minnesota on September 6, 1937, one of thirteen children of William & Anna (Muth) Nieshe.  The family moved to Skagit County in 1945, first to Marblemount then settling in Birdsview. He attended school in Concrete.

Adolph joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956, proudly serving his country until 1962. After his discharge, he returned to Birdsview. He was employed by Goodyear-Nelson which later became Northwest Hardwoods in Sedro Woolley, where he worked maintaining the boiler and a night watchman. He worked at the mill for over 30 years.

After his retirement, he became very involved in many community events throughout the year. He was an active member of the Heskett-Arnold Post 132, American Legion in Concrete, and the 40 & 8 Club. Adolph very proudly carried the flag, in the Legion group parades. He was very dedicated in helping the Marines Toys for Tots Christmas drive.

Adolph is survived by his children, Michael Nieshe of Sedro-Woolley, David Dunlap and wife Betty of Russellville, AR, Anna Nieshe of Sedro-Woolley and Andrew Nieshe and wife Jessica of Concrete; 7 grandchildren, Justine, Clay, Kaylee & Riley Nieshe and Samuel, Michael and Shannel Dunlap; 3 brothers, Wilbur, George & Gene Nieshe; sister Delphia Dickinson and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carl, Fred, Lory, Ray, William and Lawrence Nieshe and sisters, Louella Johnson and Mercedes Olson.

The family suggests that memorials in honor of Adolph by made to a charity of your choice.

A Graveside Inurnment Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Hamilton Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Anna Nieshe

    Dad, tomorrow will be a month since you’ve been gone. It still doesn’t seem possible. I miss you, every single day!!! If you only knew…. things just aren’t the same. Give grandma a hug for me. I Love you!!

  • Bub, Susan, Chris and Trisha

    Uncle Adolph give our dad a big old hug for us. You will be missed by all of us here in colville.

  • Jimmy troxel

    My favorite thing about my uncle Adolph was every time we seen each other he would always say ” God you got ugly ” lol miss you uncle Adolph rest In peace your duties have been done.

  • John Boggs

    My most memorable conversation with Adolph will stay with me forever. We were in the Lone Star having lunch together within the last couple of months. A fellow stopped by our table as he was leaving and went on a short rant about our previous president, mostly based upon his race, his name, and erroneous notions about his religion. Adolph sat quietly, but I noticed his jaw tighten, his face redden, and I swear I could almost discern steam coming out his ears. After the rude interruption and the guest departure, Adolph made some rather disparaging remarks about our uninvited visitor. His comments didn’t come as a surprise to me. I knew from Adolph’s behavior, he did not judge people by their race, name or religion. He judged them by their behavior. This was one of the many admirable and refreshing traits Adolph had. After living in the Concrete area for 20 years, I am well aware those views are not shared by everyone. I dared to ask him bluntly how he came to be so open minded, when so many here, especially in his age group, were not. His answer was brilliant. He plainly stated that people had always treated him right, if he gave them the chance, and so he saw no reason not to treat them right. He added, as an afterthought, he didn’t know which came first, them treating him right or him treating them right, but it made no difference; it always worked out fine, and he saw no reason to change that. That’s a lesson that’s sometimes hard to live by, but I found a renewed inspiration to do so. Thank-you Adolph.

  • Kellen Salseina

    I will miss seeing him in the parades carrying the flag and long talks in the driveway at his home.