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Michael Shawn Closser

July 9, 1972September 25, 2020
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Michael Shawn Closser passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2020 in Poulsbo, Washington. Shawn was born on July 7, 1972 in Pasco, Washington.

His parents are Michael E. Closser and Loretta Ruth Closser-Wieman. Shawn was a longtime newspaper distributor in the Bainbridge Island area. He was well respected for friendliness and his work ethic by both his employers and hundreds or customers he faithfully served days a week. Shawn was responsible for the distribution of commercial and residential accounts for over 25 years on Bainbridge Island! He distrusted newspapers for the Seattle Times, Bainbridge Review and occasionally others including Kitsap Sun. Shawn worked seven days a week without any time off to insure his clients were taken care of, he never took any time off for vacations, sick leave, rarely missed any days off, and he never let extreme weather conditions interfere with his accounts. Shawn was an exceptional athlete and was recruited on a select team for regional Nd state tournaments for soccer!

He was an avid fan of both the Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington Huskies.

He is survived by his parents, his sister Rachelle Closser and many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, and nephews. Shawn was a loving, kind, and generous soul, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Due to COVID- 19, a Memorial Service is being delayed until Spring 2021.

In lieu of flowers, Shawn’s family is asking for donations to be made to the Harborview Mission of Caring Fund in Seattle.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me Erica Shea Liupaeter

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today, while thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an Angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready, in heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind, all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile, I'd say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, that this could never be, for emptiness and memories, would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.

When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you". Today for life on earth is past, but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free. So won't you take my hand and share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

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