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Lyle Robert Schadee

Lyle Schadee Sr., passed away surrounded by family on October 3, 2013. Lyle was born on January 20, 1935, in Kirkland, WA. He spent his youngest years in Kirkland, before moving to various locations around the globe while his father was in the Navy. Lyle returned to Kirkland as a teenager, and he called that city home. While living in Hawaii in 1952, Lyle enlisted in United States Marine Corps. He was eventually stationed in Okinawa, Japan, during the Korean conflict. After being transferred back to Hawaii, he finished his enlistment while caring for his mother. Upon returning home to Kirkland, he remained in the Marine reserves until 1968. Lyle married in 1965 and moved his family north to Lake Stevens, WA. He moved one more time, to Marysville, WA in 1970, where his family remains. After spending several years in sales, Mr. Schadee went to work for the Marysville School District, by turns engaging, annoying, entertaining, enlightening, reprimanding and encouraging students and faculty alike for 23 years. An avid genealogist, photographer, storyteller and artist, Lyle loved camping, hiking, fishing and exploring. After his retirement, he became an active member of the Marysville Historical Society, and for several years was delighted to step in for photos whenever Santa needed a break. Children would like to test his reality by pulling on his beard, and sure enough, both he and his beard were real. This past summer, Lyle was fortunate to be able to take a trip with several family members to Hawaii, where he lived both as a child while his father served in the Navy, as well as during his own time in the Marines. Lyle's enduring love for local and family history and lore was capped by that last trip, enabling him to recapture glimpses of his youth and share them with all of us. For that we are eternally grateful. Lyle was preceded in death by his mother, Claudia; and his brother, Larry. Lyle is survived by his wife of 47 years, Clarene; his children, Lyle (Lara) Schadee, Lynda Schadee (Mark), Leslie (Angelo) Welti, his grandchildren, Jordan, Hailey, Ariel (Jake), Blake, Nicole, Erica (Chad), and Anthony (Erica); great grandson Aisix; and his most beloved Littlest Sweethearts, Symphonee and Makinzee. He is also survived by many cousins; and special friends. In keeping with Lyle's lifelong respect for history's ability to explain the past, inform the present and shape the future, his family asks that any donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Marysville Historical Society, in order to continue the work he loved. They also ask that the youth of Cocoon House be remembered at Christmas-time and throughout the year. On Monday, October 14, 2013, at 11 a.m., there will be a memorial Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4200 88th St NE 98270, followed by a reception and a celebration of Lyle's life in the parish center. All are welcome, all are wanted.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 8 to Oct. 15, 2013
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