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

William Nieshe

William Nieshe

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

William Lawrence Nieshe, 76, passed away on June 25, 2024 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, WA.  He was born on February 24, 1948 in Sedro-Woolley, WA the son of Lawrence and Virginia (Dickinson) Nieshe.

He attended Concrete and Sedro-Woolley schools, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1966.

William enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, then later his lawnmower.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Darlene Nieshe at the family home in Birdsview; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

William is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Virginia Nieshe and infant brother, Michael Nieshe.

William will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery next to his parents. Share your memories of William and sign the online guest register.


  • Jan johnson

    what a guy I worked with Billy for a while he would find me half way through work and pose like a hunting dog and say something funny and laugh so hard and I would to I loved Billy I’ll miss him an awesome person.

  • Rosetta Troxel

    Billy Nieshe is my cuz.i didn’t really know him to well but when him and uncle Billy was at family reunion when Grandpa and grandma Nieshe was alive we had lots of surrounding family.and always joking around with everyone.well. my cuz you will be missed.R.I.P my cuz

  • Ted W Anderson

    l grew up with Billy in Birdsview we later worked in Shake mills together. He had the greatest since of humor he could always make me laugh . l remember him wearing a T-shirt to work that had a monopoly board on the back it said go straight to hell do not pass go do not collect 200:00. We all got a good laugh out of that! He was a good man and I will miss him.

  • Frank Salseina

    Billy had a sense of humor I just loved. My favorite story of his is when Ernie Leopard AKA Poopy and Billy were cruising along in Lake Shannon in a small pram. They were tooling along at a good clip when they hit a snag and ripped the motor off the transom. Billy was holding on to the tiller of the still running motor. When he finally had to let go, the fuel tank in the front bow had the fuel line attached. Of course it flew by Poopy in the bow and hit Billy in the chest before being pulled over and under the water, chasing the motor to the bottom. It was immediately quiet on the lake, just for a moment, then the fuel tank broke the surface like a submarine. I enjoyed his funny stories and I enjoyed fishing with him. I’m going to miss Billy.