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Leon John Lysher
  • Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church
    11 S. Irving Ave.
    Colonial Beach, VA 22443
  • Saint Anthony's Catholic Church
    10299 Millbank Road
    King George, VA 22485
  • King George Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund
    C/O Gary Butler
    10107 Four Iron Court
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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“Dear Lysher Family, I read about Leon's extraordinary life, especially working as a cook in the Alaska gold mines. He was well educated and had...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Mccloud - Fredericksburg, VA

“Many thanks to all of you for your heartfelt words of comfort. I always have been, and always will be, my daddy's girl. Right now I feel his loss...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Lysher Madison - Norfolk, VA

“Dear Ann and family,We are so very sorry for your loss. Leon was a lovely man and neighbor. We will miss seeing you two holding hands and walking...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lauren Kane-Sample - King George, VA

“Dear Lysher family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Lysher's passing. He was my supervisor when I came to work in Old F Dept around 1984 and we became...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Patricia Blount - Lynchburg, VA

“Dear Ann,I just read of Leon's passing. I didn't know him but reading his obituary gives evidence of a remarkable man and life. I pray that the...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn Landry - Virginia Beach, VA

“Leon was a fine man, supervisor, and friend since 1961 ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Roger Schirmer - Fredericksburg, VA

“Dear Anne and Family, May God comfort you during this time. Leon was an amazing person who lived an amazing life and highly respected by all. We...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Cynthia Miller - King George, VA

“I am blessed to have had such an awesome Uncle! Loved hearing his many story's! Many prayers of love, peace and comfort to Ann and all my cousins! ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Teresa Miller-Massie - VA

“Fair winds and following seas to you Leon. I enjoyed our time at HERO at NSWC! ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: William Rose - Seminole, FL

“Strongest condolence to Ann and Leon's family. I will miss walking and talking with Leon in the neighborhood and sharing fish stories; his were...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Van Horn - King George, VA

“I am devastated for your loss. He was truly a wonderful person who made a huge difference in the lives of many. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jackie Orsulak - Duck, NC

“Paul and family so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts are with you.Paul I worked with you years ago at Old MWH ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Marlene Bageant - Spotsylvania, VA

“I am so sad to hear of Uncle Leon's passing. May the love you shared now be the light that leads you to a place of comfort. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Janie Frie - Little Falls, MN

“So many fun and wonderful memories when Uncle Leon would visit us in Minnesota! We will miss him very much! Our love and prayers to all his family...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: James and Joyce Kuklok - Rice, MN


Leon J. Lysher, 89, died on November 8, 2018 at home. Leon was born in Holdingford, MN where he attended Holdingford High School. After high school he worked for the Veterans Administration and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. Following several years as a cook in the Alaska gold mines, he attended St. John's University where he received a B.S. Degree in physics. He then accepted a position at the Naval Proving Grounds (now NSWC) Dahlgren, VA. While there he received an M.S. Degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University under a U.S. Navy sponsored full time graduate study program. He retired from NSWC as a senior manager. After retirement he enjoyed traveling, wood carving, hunting, fishing, and crabbing. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in King George, a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus and an early member of the King George Quarterback Club.

Leon was predeceased by his first wife of 46 years, Martha Krupa Lysher of Avon, MN. He is survived by his second wife of 20 years, Anne Marie Old Lysher. Leon is also survived by his daughter Judith Lysher Madison (Ben); three sons, Peter (Rita) of Stafford, Paul of King George, and John (Carol) of Stafford; stepdaughter Susanne White of Caroline and a stepson Curtis Old (Deb) of Wandersville, WV. He is also survived by three sisters: Lois Angulski of Avon MN, Joan Vos (Harry) of Dane WI and Jane Miller of Bedford, VA. Survivors also include thirteen grandchildren and step-grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Family will greet friends at Storke Funeral Home in King George on Sunday, November 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at St. Anthony's on Monday November 12, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Historyland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony's or St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 11 Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA or the King George Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund c/o Gary Butler, 10107 Four Iron Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.