Leona Marie (Morien) T’Niemi

BIG RAPIDS — Leona Marie (Morien) T’Niemi, 94, passed away in Big Rapids, on November 29, 2019.

She was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on May 18, 1925, to the late Anton and Augusta Morien. She moved to Rockland, as a teenager and graduated with the Class of 1944.

On September 15, 1945, she married William T’Niemi, in Ontonagon, where they lived for 66 years.

Leona was an excellent baker, an avid reader, a great seamstress and she had a ‘green thumb’ with her plants. Her aloe plants are prolific!

Leona is survived by her children, Priscilla (Stephen) Gehrig of Shreveport, Louisiana, Sharon (Doug) Doxsee of Bitely, Mich., Diana (Roy) Tuttle of Essexville, Mich., and Bill (Nora) T’Niemi of Twin Lakes; eight grandchildren, Christopher (Keri Dismukes) Doxsee, Dyan (Thomas Black) Doxsee, Lynn (Efrain) Perez, Anne T’Niemi, Emily T’Niemi, Nicole (Richard Cantley) Tuttle, Erin (Stephen) Kazmierski, and Jennifer (Austin) Baker; nine great-grandchildren, Bella, Ansu and Mateo Perez, Madeline and Wesley Kazmierski, Felix and Eleanor Cantley and Everett and Lorelei Baker; her sister, Elaine Lampinen; four sisters-in-law, Mae Morien, Mabel Morien, Judy Colby and Betty Rutila; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband, William in 2003; her parents; her brothers, sisters, and their spouses, Anton (Delephine) Morien, Oscar (Ann) Morien, Joseph Morien, William Morien, Edward Morien, Helen Morien, Phyllis (Arthur) Tapani; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hank Lampinen, Edwin Lampi, Eslie (Kay)Lampi and Ellen Lampi, Elma (Frank) Olewinski, Edward (Kay) Niemi, Robert (Marge) Tuoriniemi, Ralph Colby, Paul Rutila, and June (Duane) Baukus.

Graveside services will be held in Ontonagon in the summer of 2020. Share a memory or express condolences at mohnkefuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be directed to Evergreen Terrace Assisted Living – Baruch Senior Ministries, 801 Fuller Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307; or Elara Caring – Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 203 South State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307

The family would like to thank Evergreen Terrace Assisted Living – Baruch Senior Ministries and Elara Home Health and Hospice of Big Rapids, MI, for their excellent care of our mother.