Johannes F. Lisiecki was born in Horrem, Germany. After completing his basic and professional education in the field of mechanical engineering he immigrated to Canada in 1959. He was living with his young family in Toronto when he was invited by the Boeing Co to come to Renton, WA, USA, known as the jet capital of the world, where he joined the team working on the 747. He left Boeing on January 2nd 1970 be an Adventreneur which culminated in a life of fabulous successes and failures. He kept meticulous notes and diaries which he is now converting into books. He received “The Certificate of Merit” from Writer’s Digest at the 1998 National Self-Published Book Awards for An Adventreneur’s Odyssey. He has given over 200 Rotary and other presentations of this story in the United States and Canada. The second edition, retitled Following A Dream, was released Fall 2012. Johannes was also the final and certifying editor for the English to German translation of the book Conman or Saint written by Pulitzer price winning author John Fraska and has written numerous articles. He was featured in newspapers and magazines in Brazil, Germany, Canada, and the United States. He and Marlis, his wife of fifty-two years, reside in Lynden, Washington.
When the attacks become too numerous, many women and children are sent to the interior of Eastern Germany… My grandparents refuse to vacate their house and instead stay behind. As I look back just before turning the corner, I see my doggy Teddy sitting in the middle of the road looking at me with sad eyes, wondering why he can't come along.