Ada Endres Fisk was born in Seattle on March 24, 1921. She graduated from the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Seattle in 1942. She joined the American Red Cross Nurse Corps and was called to active duty on May 10, 1943, at Fort George Wright in Spokane. After graduating from the School of Air Evacuation, Bowman Field, Kentucky, on March 11, 1944, Ada was sent to New Caledonia in the South Pacific, thence to Guadalcanal with the 801ST MAES, serving in the North Solomons, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea and Philippine Campaigns. She returned to the states in March 1945. Ada was decorated with the Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Asiatic-Pacific Medal with four battle stars.
Discharged in May 1945, Ada graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in nursing in 1945. She worked as a public health nurse in Snohomish County. She married William Frisk in 1951 in San Diego. She is the mother of four boys: Steven, David, Michael and Martin. Ada taught maternity nursing in School of Nursing in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She was a school nurse in Edmonds and Mukilteo, Washington, for many years. Ada retired in June 1984. She was elected commander of local VFW Post 4783 in April 1989 and was active in the Red Cross blood program locally.
Ada passed away on Dec. 13, 2015.