Contributions in memory of Mike can be made to Oregon Hunters Association
Michael Dale Lysne, Redmond, Oregon, died April 3, 2013. Born November 9, 1926 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Conrad and Blanche (Bushee) Lysne, Mike married Shirley Miller in November of 1947.
Mike lived in a variety of places in Minnesota, Washington, and Oregon wherever school, military service, family, and work took him. Locations included Minneapolis, Minnesota, Packwood and Carson, Washington, Lakeview, McKenzie Bridge, and Oakridge, Oregon, and finally in 1976, Redmond, Oregon.
Mike entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 during WWII, serving as a Seaman First Class in the South Pacific. He later entered the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps while studying in the Forestry Program at the University of Minnesota, and was commissioned as Second and then a First Lieutenant. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a Technician, Forester and District Ranger in Washington and Oregon from 1951 until retiring in 1981 as the Manager of Redmond Air Center.
Mike shared his life-long passions for hunting, fishing, dancing, and travel with his family and friends. His favorite seasons were deer and elk. He and Shirley spent many years making the winter journey to Yuma, Arizona, developing a network of friends across North America. He will always be remembered for his great love of family and his passion for the great outdoors.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Shirley. Survivors include younger siblings Lorraine, Joanne, Connie, Howard, Gerri, Myron and Suzie; children Mary Windom (Lebanon) Mark Lysne (John Day), Matthew Lysne (Lewiston, Idaho), and Michael Lysne (Lakeview); as well as 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, April 11, 12:30 pm, at the Redmond, Oregon Post of the VFW. Contributions in memory of Mike can be made to Oregon Hunters Association, PO Box 1706, Medford, OR 97501.