AHMEEK - Roberta P. Niemi, 67, a resident of Ahmeek, passed away early Friday morning at the Omega House in Houghton.
Roberta was born on September 22, 1945, in Calumet, a daughter of Oiva and Hattie (Gohmann) Niemi. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Calumet High School, Class of 1963.
She worked as a nurse's aide with Keweenaw Home Nursing until retiring due to health reasons.
She was preceded in death by her parents as well as a brother, Marvin Niemi.
Roberta enjoyed rummage sailing and going to flea markets. She loved gardening and her pets - as well as anything purple!
Surviving are: daughter, Lisa Karrio of Allouez; sons, Shane Karrio of Ahmeek, Ian Gagnon of Florida, Sam Gagnon of Calumet; nine grandchildren, Crystal, Heather and Allan Spagnotti, Danny Karrio, Lydia, Quentin and Aurora Gagnon, Billy Gagnon; Siblings, Jean (Bill) Eckloff, Martin Niemi, Wes Niemi, Frank (Linda) Stubenrauch, Lee (Chris) Gustafson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday September 10, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Rev. Rodney Johnson to officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek.
The Erickson-Crowley- Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson. com