Arthur Leander NiemiArthur Leander Niemi, 86, of Duluth, died Monday, July 22, 2013 at Essentia Health in Duluth.
Arthur Leander Niemi, 86, of Duluth, died Monday, July 22, 2013 at Essentia Health in Duluth.
Arthur was born March 3, 1927 in Virginia Minn., to Richard and Fannie (Pulkinen) Niemi.
He was raised and attended school in Embarrass. On Oct. 13, 1952, he married Eva Mueller in Berlin, Germany while serving his country in the Army. They lived in Embarrass and he worked as a control room operator for Erie Mining Company for 35 years.
Arthur enjoyed fishing, golfing, snowmobiling and was a die hard MN Twins fan. He loved their dogs, and most of all, he was proud of and loved his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Eva; two daughters; brother Ben Niemi and sister Eleanor Pylka
He is survived by sons, Ron (Jill) Niemi of Duluth, Brian Niemi of Texas; daughter, Debbie (Mark) Williamson of New Brighton Minn.; grandchildren, Samuel (Emily) Niemi of Minnesota, Angie, Michael and MaiLinh Niemi of California; sisters, Lil Angelo, Martha Norha, Helen Whiting; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Range Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Burial will be at Waasa Cemetery. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Comments posted on this page do not reflect opinions of Forum Communications Company. Forum Communications Company does not endorse and is not responsible for any statement, opinion, advice given or made. All replies are subject to approval and must follow Forum Communications Company guidelines concerning statements of libel, personal attacks or defamation of character. Replies in the "Talk About It" section that criticize a person by name may not be posted, unless that person is openly involved in a public issue. Comments written in all capital letters or bold print will not be considered for inclusion in the forum.