Jean Elina Niemi

AHMEEK — Jean Elina Niemi, 82, formerly of Ahmeek, passed away surrounded by family January 23, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona.

Jean was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hjalmar and Amanda (Haapala) Johnson on August 31, 1935.

Jean enjoyed many things in life like, traveling, antiquing, shopping, jewelry, shoes, purses, “bakery”, casinos, decorating, auctions, “junk” shops and much more. She could spot a garage sale a mile away. She was also fortunate enough to work for the Chicago Cubs and lived to see them win a World Series.

Jean joins the love of her life, John Edward Niemi, in heaven now. She was also preceded by her son, Loren Evanoff, sister, Peggy (Johnson) Jacobsen; and both parents.

She is survived by her children, Michael Evanoff and his wife Debbie, Steven Evanoff, Joanne Evanoff, Kristofer Evanoff and his wife Nancy; and daughter-in-law, Jill Pettit. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Maximus and Madeline Evanoff and Amanda Goldberg, Brittany Froehlke and Tristian Evanoff; her sister, Joan Heffelfinger; nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog, Molly.

Jean will be dearly missed by her family and a Memorial Service will be held for her and John in Ahmeek, later this summer.