Jim Leisner was born in the small town of Halsey, Nebraska on August 30th, 1927 and passed away on June 9th, 2021.
He grew up in rural parts of that state and always wanted to travel and see as much of the world as he could. He was able to do just that when he joined the Navy during World War II. He was on the island of Guam when the war ended and spent the rest of his two year tour in Japan and parts of China. He then joined the U.S. Air Force where he was in communications and spent time in such diverse areas as Newfoundland, The Philippines, and Saudi Arabia, in addition to assignments in several U.S. states including 3 yrs. in Hawaii.
Following his 20 years of service, he worked for what was then Pacific N.W. Bell Telephone Co. for an additional 20 years.
He retired from that company and he and his wife enjoyed many years of leisure travel, including a cruise to Alaska and visited many of the National Parks. He also was an active member of the Tacoma Rose Society for 30 yrs. and found he had a talent for making beautiful stained glass pieces. His real joy in life was his family and he and his wife, Margaret, recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He also is survived by a son, Michael (Lori), daughter Carol Reynolds (Tom), grandsons Andrew (Lindsay) and Sean (Corey) and six great grandchildren, twins Henrik and Tor, twins Grace and Alice, Mackenzie and Ryann Mae.
He will be buried the Tahoma National Cemetery with full military honors.
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