Michael K. Niemi

HANCOCK — The ultimate lover of life, Michael K. Niemi, 67, a resident of Hancock, passed Monday, April 8, 2019, at home with his family by his side.

Mike was born in Hancock, on March 18, 1952, the son of the late Wallace and Lillian (Kero) Niemi. He attended the Redridge School and graduated from the Houghton High School with the Class of 1970.

Following graduation, Mike enlisted with the US Army. On August 20, 1977, he was united in marriage to Susan Jokela. He had worked various jobs being employed at Suomi College, Holiday Gas Station, Portage Health, 15 years at Mercy Ambulance, and Michigan Tech until his retirement.

Mike was a member of the Ripley Fire Department, Isle Royale Boaters Association, American Legion Post 291 of Lake Linden, and the Copper Country Pool League.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan of Hancock; his children, Sarah, Tim (Nicole) and Brad, all of Hancock; his grandchildren, Zachary Stoor at Stanford University, Lillian and Abigail Stoor of Okemos, and Kyler Niemi of Hancock; his siblings, Phyllis (Thomas) Burge of Manistique, Raymond Niemi of Hancock, and Kenneth (Carolyn) Niemi of Atlantic Mine; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Mike will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock with Steven Korpela to officiate. Burial will be held in the Liminga Cemetery later this spring.

Friends may call on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice in Mike’s memory.

To view this obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit memorialchapel.net.

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.