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Timothy Albert Lizberg

Timothy was born March 29, 1975 in Tacoma, WA and passed away September 30, 2017 in Olympia, WA.

In Loving Memory

Timothy Albert Lizberg, age 42, of University Place, Washington passed away peacefully on Saturday September 30th, 2017.
He was born to Carl and Paula Lizberg on March 29, 1975.

Tim graduated from Curtis High School in 1993 before joining the United States Coast Guard.

His love for the sea began before he could walk and continued on with tugs and steamboats while sharing time with his grandpa in Olympia.

His career always kept him close to his beloved sea. Throughout his active duty career while serving on USCGC Active, USCGC Midgett and USCGC Mellon, Tim proudly earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer. As a Chief Boatswain’s Mate, 3rd class, he became known as “Wheel’s” to those who served closest with him, and “Chief” to all. While on shore duty on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, he met his future wife, Lisa “Elly”.

As his active duty career came to a close and he transitioned to civilian life as a merchant mariner in Seattle, he became part of NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) and worked on the hydrographic survey ship, NOAA Ship Rainier. Although he enjoyed being at sea, he longed to return to his Coast Guard family. He returned to the USGC as a civilian Marine Inspector, and concluded his career as part of a team broadcasting the “Notice to Mariner’s”.

When at home, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, his four-legged fur babies, Nelson, Lola and Bella. He enjoyed riding his collection of bicycles, watching Seinfeld and Cheers, and listening to the sounds of Jimmy Buffet, Delbert McClinton, John Prine and many others. He loved spending time with his family, and he loved to make people smile and laugh while telling a sea story, and a joke or two.

He is survived by his wife Lisa “Elly” Lizberg, daughter Sophie Lizberg, parent’s Carl and Paula Lizberg, sister Karen Lizberg, brother Andy Lizberg, sister-in-law Lenna Lizberg, niece Charlotte Lizberg, step- daughter’s Lacie Johst, Amie Avalos and Kelsie Trujillo... as well as grandchildren, aunts, cousins, and many other family members, inclusive of his Coast Guard family.

A celebration of Tim’s life will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2pm. Edward’s Memorial Chapel, Lakewood, WA. Thereafter, he will be returned to his beloved sea by the USCG.

Tim’s amazing spirit and uncanny laughter will be missed dearly, but never forgotten.

Fair Winds and forward Seas, Tim “Wheel’s”, “Chief”. We all love you!



Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.
253-566-1008


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