Stella K. Niemier

Niemier, Stella K. Age 75, passed peacefully to Eternal Life on January 25, 2013, from complications following surgery. Beloved life partner of the late Walter Baran. Also preceded in death by parents Aloysius and Lottie, brother Father Roch "Jacob" Niemier OFM, and Sister Mary Jude "Maryann" Niemier CSFN. She dearly loved and will be greatly missed by brother, Aloysius (Carol), nephew, Michael (Amy) and their daughters; dear friend Sister Caroline Jakubowski SSND, Walter's children Mary Ann (Jim) Coughlin, Michele (George "Skip") Wittler, and Michael (Lisa Fohey) Baran, Walter's grandchildren Megan (Joe) Coughlin, Meredith (Atlas) Anagnos, Matthew Coughlin, Joseph (Amber) Coughlin, Walter's great-grandson, Emmett; and many, many treasured friends. Stella was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated from Holy Cross Central School of Nursing in Notre Dame, Indiana. She retired from her career as a registered nurse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Achieving 36 years of sobriety, Stella helped many others as a compassionate and effective sponsor. She formed many loving friendships in the program. Family and friends will gather at the Funeral Home Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1 PM until time of the Memorial Service at 2 PM. A Catholic mass will be held in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday, Feb. 23, with inurnment at a later date. Memorials to Alcoholics Anonymous Milwaukee or South Milwaukee Human Concerns will be appreciated. Suminski LifeStory Funeral Homes Niemann / Suminski 2486 S. Kinnickinnic (414) 744-5156

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2013