Beatrice A. Niemi

CALUMET — Beatrice A. Niemi, 81, a resident of Calumet passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Lake Linden.

She was born on August 11, 1936, to Thomas C. Thompson and Laura (Katisko) Dreyer in Detroit. She was later adopted by her stepfather, Anthony Dreyer.

She attended the local schools, and after high school she went on to complete her studies in medical coding.

After completing her studies, Beatrice began her career in medical records at Calumet Public Hospital. After working at Calumet Public Hospital she went to work at Portage Health, where she retired as office manager in the medical records department in 2003.

On January 6, 1953, she married Melvin R. Niemi at the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Laura Dreyer; a daughter, Jeannine; and a son, Larry.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Melvin; her son, Ken (Laura) Niemi of Lake Linden; her daughters, Darlene (Randy) Buckner of Vestaburg, Melissa “Missy” Baillod of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Jason, Jaime, Josh, Richard, Scott, Danielle, Tonia, Melanie, Levi, Justin, Nikki and Alex; great-grandchildren, Caiden, Mackenzie, Isaac, Isabella, Jillian, Jace and Jeremy; brother, Mike Dreyer; sister, Toni Russell; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Saturday November 11, 2017, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. with George Newman to officiate.

Online condolences for the family may be left at ericksoncrowleypeterson .com.

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.