Lyle Zieman

Lyle G. Zieman passed away in the early morning of September 12, 2010 at the lodge at Roolan healthcare center at the age of 76 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Lyle was born in Plaza, North Dakota on April 8, 1934 to Theodore and Christy (Smith) Zieman. He was the middle of 9 children. Lyle graduated from Makoti High School in 1952 and then joined the Army where he served in the Korean War for 2 years. He married Shirley Evanchenko on August 26th, 1956. He graduated from NDSU in 1958 with a double major in Psychology and History. Lyle and Shirley moved to the Seattle area after the 1962 World’s Fair, ultimately settling in the Bothell area for nearly 30 years. Their daughter, Jill, was born in 1966. Lyle worked for over 40 years in the insurance business earning his CLU, FLMI, and ChFC. He retired from Farmer’s New World Life in Mercer Island in 1999 as a research and compliance specialist. Lyle and Shirley retired to Lacey in 1999. Lyle enjoyed reading, fishing, travel, gourmet food, gardening, and a variety of music. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Floyd. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 54 years from Lacey, daughter Jill (Mark) Sawyer, and grandson Spencer Lyle of Puyallup. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Dale and Jim (Doris Ann) from Makoti, ND, and Robert (Shirley) from Plaza, ND, and 4 sisters Marvel Petrick, Marcia Goodwin, and Phyllis (Walt) Skrainy from Makoti, ND and Joan (Cecil) Zahnow from Raub, ND, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Parkinson’s society, or the Lewy Body Dementia society. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Providence Sound Home Care and Hospice, and to the wonderful staff at Roolan. The Funeral service will be held at Mills and Mills in Tumwater on September 16 at 10AM followed by the burial service at Mt. Tahoma Cemetery at 2:00pm.