Laila E. Niemi

HUBBELL — Laila E. Niemi, 90, a former resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell.

She was born on February 24, 1928, in Oneco, to Thomas and Hilda (Koski) Kaipio.

She attended the local schools.

Following high school, Laila worked at Whispering Pines Motel, Martins Cabins, and at Superior Manufacturing as a tool grinder for many years.

She loved animals, dancing and cooking. She was a great cook, specializing in Finnish dishes.

In 1958, she was united in marriage to Carl Niemi, who preceded her in death in 1983.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Werner, Alfred, William, Donald, Reuben, Thomas and Martin Kaipio; and two sisters, Helen Somero and Edith Gregorich.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Wilson of Madison Heights; her special niece and caregiver, Bonnie Somero; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral service will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tim Johnston to officiate.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will take place in the Lake View Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Aspirus Keweenaw Hospice, and the Lighthouse at Hubbell, for the care they gave Laila.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests making a donation to a charity of your choice.

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