John E. Liming
1930 - 2020
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June 9, 1930 ˜ May 25, 2020

John E. Liming, 89, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away in hospice care on May 25, 2020, in Vancouver, WA. John was born on June 9, 1930 in Memorial Hospital, Vancouver, Washington, to parents, Jennie (Freeberg) and Ernie Liming.
He graduated from Vancouver High School, Clark College, and received his degree in Business from Pacific Lutheran College, Tacoma, WA. John and Marion met at the college and married after her graduation, 1952.
John served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
The family lived in the Bay Area for forty-five years. He and his family were active members at Bethel Lutheran Church, Cupertino, CA. John served in leadership and taught Sunday school for many years.
He worked as a pharmaceutical sales executive, and after retirement John was a dedicated college instructor and customer support manager at an auto dealership.
John and Marion moved to Vancouver in 2009 to be closer to family. They were pleased to find a new faith home at Messiah Lutheran Church.
John and Marion enjoyed exciting years of international travel covering all seven continents. Highlights include Antarctica, the Great Wall of China, several countries in Africa, Peruvian riverboat adventure on the Amazon River, and the Panama Canal. Together with family, John enjoyed skiing, fishing, bird hunting plus camping at their rustic Cummings’ property in southern Oregon.
John will be fondly remembered as a genuine and generous man, a lifelong Swedish Lutheran, who found great joy in his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; children: Kristine Fellrath (Cliff) of Whidbey Island, WA, Jeff Liming of Sisters, OR, and Beth Adams of Vancouver, WA; his loving grandchildren include: Kiersten and Kurt (Jessie) Fellrath, John and David (deceased) Liming, Carolyn (Jason) Clark and Nolan Adams; great-grandchildren are: Breanne, Caiden, Coen and Cecilia Clark; and Jan Liming and Bert Adams are loving members of his extended family.
John’s sister, Jean Jeaudoin, and her twin, Jerry Liming, predeceased their older brother.
No services have been scheduled at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Memorials may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 NW 94th Street, Vancouver, Washington, or online at, memo “One Mile Mission”, which supports local youth in need through schools.
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Published in The Columbian on May 31, 2020.
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June 3, 2020
John and Marion were so supportive of me when I came to Bethel in 1969. As a new college-graduate in a new job far from home, their house, full of laughter, love and friendship, was my home away from home. My condolences to John's family. He was one of the really good guys. Marion my sympathy in John's passing. I know you miss him.
Marjorie Zibbel
June 1, 2020
I first meet John a few years ago at Lakeshore Athletic club and became friends he loved the fudge that I made and shared with him I will miss chatting with him rest in peace my friend
Jim Malcom
May 31, 2020
John, myself and several others from Lake Shore Athletic Club were looking forward to more workouts with you, but now that is not to be. It was always a pleasure to share past experiences about travel, friends and work. You were a true gentleman and a man of God! I liked that.
God speed be with you. Was very glad to be a friend of yours at the Athletic Club.
Clarence Ames
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