Kyle Martin Schlesser, a lifelong Harbor resident died on Monday, May 20, 2013 as the result of a logging accident near Cougar, Washington. He was 28. Kyle was born June 20, 1984, in Astoria, Oregon to James Allen and Tracee Lorraine (Macy) Schlesser. He grew up in Nemah and Central Park, Washington. Kyle attended schools in Central Park and Montesano and is a graduate of Montesano High School. He worked as a lot attendant at 5-Star Ford in Aberdeen and as a timber faller with Jim Schlesser Incorporated. Kyle enjoyed working in the woods. When not working he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his son, Brody and his brothers and sisters. He also enjoyed bowling, crawdad fishing and four-wheeling. As the oldest brother, Kyle was very loving and protective of his younger siblings. He always had a smile on his face and loved making others laugh. He was always generous and giving. He always had a hug ready. His girlfriend, Justine Griffith, was the love of his life.
Kyle is survived by his girlfriend, Justine Griffith, of Rochester; son, Brody James Schlesser; father, Jim Schlesser of Rochester; mother, Tracee Macy of Central Park; brother, Allen (Rachel) Schlesser of Hoquiam; sister, Rebecca Riekkola of Central Park; brother, Maxwell Schlesser of Rochester; sister, Rylee Riekkola of Central Park; and sister, Savana Schlesser of Rochester. He is also survived by his grandfather, James R. Schlesser of Rochester; great-grandmother, Lorraine Macy of Chinook; stepmother, Tonya Schlesser of Rochester; aunt, Mindy McNulty of Chinook; uncle, Brian Macy of Nemah; and niece, Hannah. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Martin Macy; grandmothers, Jackie Macy and Judy Schlesser; and uncle, Jerry Schlesser.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma. Graveside services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn, Washington. The family suggests CASUAL ATTIRE. A Celebration of Kyle’s life and potluck will follow at the North River Grange. Please visit and sign the online tribute to Kyle at www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.