Kim was born October 5, 1957 in Atlantic, Iowa to Lawrence J. and Patricia Ann (Turner) Manke. Most of Kim’s life was spent in Washington but he always referred to Atlantic as “back home”. He was an avid hunter, motorcycle rider and fisherman who loved to sit on the banks of the Snake River catching catfish with his Uncle Lee. He worked as a roofer at Savage Roofing until a work related accident permanently disabled him in 2001.
Kim’s marriage to Bonnie Nurmikko blessed him with his two sons, Justin and Shane. Which in turn gave him three of his greatest joys, grandson Chase and granddaughters Braelyn and Gabrielle.
Kim was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Patty, favorite aunt Wanda Bjorn Robinson and best friend and fishing competitor Uncle Lee Manke. He is survived by his sons, Justin (Michelle) & Shane (Dina); grandchildren, Chase, Braelyn & Gabrielle; sisters, Peggy (Jerry) Lindquist, Kathy (Greg) Johnston; brother, Rick Manke and numerous nieces and nephews.
Go rest high on the Mountain Kim and Jake, we love and miss you.
Donations in Kim’s name may be made to SPOT (saving pets one at a time), P.O. Box 211, Burlington, WA 98233.
Graveside Inurnment services will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at Memorial Park, 703 Pacific Street, Sedro-Woolley immediately following. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Kim and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com