Mr. Kenneth L. Niemi

1936 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Mr. Kenneth L. Niemi, age 76, of St. Clair Shores, passed away Monday morning at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. He was born on February 29, 1936 in Bessemer, Michigan, a son of the late Enird and Anna (Hill) Niemi. On March 20, 1959, Ken was united in marriage with Mary Boccaccio at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township. They had lived in Harrison Township, Grant Township and for the past 4 months at their present address. Ken retired in 1974 as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He served as a medic in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star medal for bravery in a combat zone. Mr. Niemi is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Kenneth of California, Duane of St. Clair Shores and Scott of Cottrellville Township; six grandchildren and three siblings, Howard, Donald and Jannette Kitto. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 Northbound Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens with the Reverend Mark Reynolds officiating. Private cremation will follow. Full military honors will follow the funeral service. The visiting hours are on Saturday from 2-9 pm. Share memories at willandschwarzkoff.com.
Published in The Macomb Daily on May 2, 2012
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