Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Kim Doyle Manke Memorial
Kim Doyle Manke Memorial

Kim Doyle Manke

Kim Doyle Manke

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Manke, Kim mtncropManke Kim DogManke, Kim Obit PhotoOn Saturday, August 15, 2015, Kim Doyle Manke and his beloved dog Jake left this world together at their home in Clear Lake, WA.

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


  • Julie

    Kim, we will always be riding together with the wind in our hair. You have been, and will always be in my heart. Julie

  • Judi Evans

    My heart goes out to you Peggy, Kathy, Rick and the rest of your family. Prayers to you all for comfort and strength ♡

  • Shirley

    I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s death. I haven’t seen him in over 50 years but I still have pictures and fond memories of a sweet, cute little boy. My heart breaks for his family and I send my prayers and thoughts to all of you, also Peggy, Kathy and Rick. I send all of you my love.
    Shirley— Bellevue Nebraska

  • Susan

    We are so sorry about your brother, Kathy, and uncle, Sarah, Jennifer and Garrett? Alan & Susan

  • Kris Pippin

    So sad to hear of Kims passing,my sincere condolences to all of his loved ones. Kim was a close friend of our family and we all have many fond memories of happy times together. When I think of Kim I will always remember him, with that blond hair,those bright blue eyes and a great roofers tan, laughing and saying “she wants me” about every cute woman that looked anywhere even remotley close to his direction. I see him so clearly,and in my memory, he will always be laughing. Rest easy my friend,Kris

  • Greg Johnston

    Your journey on this land has come to an end,
    Our sadness, in time will hopefully mend.
    Your family loves you and will miss you brother,
    Say hello and a big hug to our Dad and Mother.
    We will celebrate your life come next Saturday,
    Talk about the good times with your friends and family.
    Save me a seat, maybe by a good fishing hole,
    We’ll go after a big cat fish, I’ll bring my pole.
    Until that time when my time comes to an end,
    I will never forget you, remembering you as my brother and friend.
    I love you Leroy, rest in peace.

  • Jim Shelton and Laura Irons

    We are very sorry for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family..

  • Bob and Kathy Ainsworth

    Kim was a large part of our lives for 20 years until we retired. You could always depend on Kim taking pride in the quality of his work.He could always be counted on to bring out a smile. His pride and joy were his sons and his Harley. God bless him and keep him close.

  • Shelby Malgesini

    Papa Kim,
    Me an Braelyn miss u dearly. She has been carrying ur picture everywhere with her. She tells everyone u an Jake were her two hunting partners an best friends an will always be. Not a day goes by that we havnt cried an just wish u both were still here. We miss u so much. Love u both always an will always remember the memories. Hope ur resting comfortably.
    Love always an forever Shelby an Braelyn❤❤

  • Carolyn Tobiason

    I am so sorry for your loss. Brothers are special people in our lives and we will miss them when they are gone. My love and prayers are sent your way. Take care.