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Jack Mizner

| August 1, 2022 12:55 PM

Jack Mizner, of Ephrata, WA, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on July 12, 2022.

Jack was born and raised in Port Angeles, WA where he attended K-12. At a young age he embraced the Pacific Northwest’s active lifestyle, spending countless hours on the Olympic Peninsula hunting, fishing, skiing, and backpacking with friends and family. During his years at Port Angeles High School, Jack excelled at swimming and competed at the state level.

After graduating high school in 1987, Jack briefly attended Peninsula College where he met his wife, Mary. The two began dating shortly after and were married five years later. They went on to have two children, Jane and Calvin. As a loving husband, dedicated father, son, brother, and uncle, Jack always put his family first. He taught his kids the importance of hard work and to share the same love of the great outdoors that they still carry on today. He was an all-around outdoorsman that enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening. Jack was also known for his amazing sense of humor, keeping his family laughing until the very end.

Jack was a proud American and enlisted in the Army in 1989 where he served as a combat signaler. He was stationed in Korea for a year and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), and Sharpshooter Badge (M-16 Rifle).

After the military, Jack began a career as a diesel mechanic. His success as a resident mechanic for NC Machinery contributed to his first role with the Grant County PUD in 2003 as a shop mechanic. He eventually worked his way into power operations and most recently worked as a power production operations supervisor at Wanapum Dam. His work colleagues and friends enriched his life, and he cherished each deeply.

Jack is preceded in death by his father Jerry Mizner and his beloved uncle Melvin Mizner. He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years Mary Mizner, children Jane and Calvin Mizner, mother Dorothy Gossage, sister Teresa, and many treasured aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Ephrata Recreation Center, 112 Basin Street SW, Ephrata, WA 98823.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation, 1031 W Broadway Ave Moses Lake WA 98837.

Please express your thoughts and memories for the family at www.nicolesfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Nicoles Funeral Home of Ephrata

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