Mirko D. Misic, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born on January 25, 1924 in Skaric, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His life journey took him through many places in the world. On June 1, 1959 he married Mildred A. Anderson in Miles City, MT. They put down their roots in Lake Forest Park, WA in 1962. Mirko worked as a mechanic at Boeing until his retirement.
Even though he had no children of his own, along with Mildred, he opened his home to Steve, Branka, Zeljko, Maja and Marijana, and provided them with the opportunity to build a better future for themselves. Mirko never forgot his roots, and kept nurturing ties with his extended family in Bosnia. He was humble, honorable, and a man of faith.
Beloved Grandpa – Cica Mirko, you leave an unfillable void behind. It was an honor sharing life with you and learning from you. You will continue to live in our memories, and your grace and love will forever be cherished.
He was a kind, gentle, modest man, who rarely talked about his own experiences. Most of what I know of his life I heard from others. You would never have known from him that as a young man he fought in the Yugoslavian resistance during WWII. He was imprisoned by the Russians following the war and literally escaped from the country. He eventually made his way to the US where he met and married my father’s sister Mildred. – Pam Odam
Mirko was preceded in death by parents Dako and Vidosava, siblings Mara, Soka, Stevo and Milan, and wife of 52 years Mildred. He is survived by sister in law Mary Ellen Anderson of Knowlton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Upon his wishes, no public service will be held in Seattle. Mirko will be laid to rest next to his wife Mildred at the Knowlton Cemetery on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.