Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Dan Windish Memorial
Dan Windish Memorial

Dan Windish

Dan Windish

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Dan Windish, 85, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Skagit Valley Hospital.
Dan was born on October 28, 1929 in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Walter & Irene (Isaacson) Windish. He was raised in the Big Lake area, where he attended grade school, then attended Sedro-Woolley High School.
On April 9, 1948 he married Velma Crisp. A while later he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict; and enjoyed telling his many Army stories. After his discharge he worked in the logging industry in Alaska and Washington for many years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and was a great arm chair quarterback.
Dan is survived by his son, Mark and his wife Sharon and a brother, Ressie all of Sedro-Woolley. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Velma in 1993 and a brother Dines.
A Graveside Inurnment service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Mount Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Duane Rapelje

    I will never forget when we were in High School and I was being bullied by some bigger guys and Dan told them to leave me alone.. He was a great guy and i’m sorry to hear he has passed. May God bless his soul.

  • Dave Wingen

    Thanks for showing me ‘the ropes’ at the fire dept.
    I especially appreciate learning the finer points about KIPPERED HERRING.
    I will miss stopping by to see you in S.W.

  • Bill & Cyndi-Crisp Russell

    My heart is with you Mark & Sharon on this Day of Respect, Love and Honor for your Father, and one of the Dearest Friends I have ever had. When I lived in Big Lake, after I had two children of my own, Danny was at my home almost every morning for coffee, and to play a hand of three handed Pinochle, or to play checkers with my Son John ( who was three, at the time) Danny never hesitated to help me fix something, help me with my garden or any thing else I needed. Every Christmas Eve, Danny,Velma and Mark would come to watch John and Jess open their “Pile” of gifts, and would always bring them something, as well. I will miss “Big Dan” so painfully much. I will always HOLD a deep amount of love and respect for Him , I will miss our visits, talks and many, many laughs. He would send Me gifts he made in his shop, one is extra special, to me. He built me an entire miniature log house. I live in a Log Home here in Alaska. It will be in my home forever . I will miss You . RIP, My Dear Friend.

  • Bob & Jody Isaacson

    We are so sorry for your Loss. he was a very Kind Man we enjoy visiting with him he will be truly Miss. he always had a good story to tell us. may he rest in peace. we Love you and gonna miss you Danny.