Elmer “Ike” Harold Lisle


Elmer Harold Lisle “Ike” was called to heaven on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, from the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle at the age of 92. Ike was a resident of Montesano. Ike was born to Paul and Rosella Alice (Hulet) Lisle on June 23, 1928, in Ocosta.

Ike grew up in Aberdeen where he attended Aberdeen’s Weatherwax High School. Ike enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1949. He was also in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves until 1957. Upon his return to Grays Harbor, he met the love of his life, Alice Elaine Muma. They married in Montesano on June 23, 1950.

Ike worked at a sawmill in Junction City and then went on to a logging camp at Lake Ozette. After camp, Ike went on to work in the woods as a shovel operator, which he had a real passion for. He worked for many companies such as GT Anderson, Francis Smith Logging, Rabey Trucking, Dave Williams Logging, Joe Gordon Trucking, Spradlin Logging and Dennis Fuller Logging, among others. He really enjoyed being outdoors. Besides logging he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at home doing yard work.

During Ike’s lifetime he was a member of the Elma Eagles, a lifetime member at Hoquiam VFW, member of the Stumpbuster’s Jeep Club, an LCI member (Landing Craft Infantry) and a member of the Tin Can Sailors from his time in the Navy on support ships to the destroyers. Ike faithfully attended services at the Montesano Church of God and was baptized at the age of 89.

Memorials or donations in lieu of flowers to the family may be made to the Grays Harbor Fire District #2 or the Montesano Church of God.

Ike is survived by his daughters Paula Shiflett of Elma and Teresa Hamby of Auburn; son Mike (Kim) Lisle of Elma; seven grandchildren: Jeremy (Crystal) Shiflett, Stephanie Shiflett, Shawn Hamby, Shanelle Hannigan, Shara Wallace, Michael (Sarra) Lisle and Rob (Jamie) Lisle; as well as 10 great-grandchildren: Natalia Shiflett, Haileigh Shiflett, Olivia Jarvis, Anthony Hamby, Savannah Strausbaugh, Aila Hamby, Jordan Lisle, Ali Lisle, Noah Lisle, Peyton Lisle, and one due later this year. He is preceded in death by his wife Alice, his parents Paul and Rosella Alice Lisle; his stepmother Myrtle Lisle; brother Clifford Lisle; sister Pauline Black; and stepsisters Dorothy Billings and Pearl Bebich.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held this spring when it is safe to gather. Details will be shared at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen. To share memories or to sign the online guestbook please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.