Marie Niemiec

  • "To the Niemiec Family, I was saddened to hear of your loss..."
    - Mia (Liedtke)
  • "My dear friend Marie, You were the best friend to me for so..."
    - Jill Schoenborn
  • "My condolences to the family. I had the privledge of..."
    - Margie Tidwell (Bahr)

Anchorage resident Marie Therese Niemiec, 46, died March 10, 2008, at Providence Alaska Medical Center, surrounded by her family.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. Afterward, Marie's family and friends will gather at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 E. Sixth Ave., to share memories and celebrate her life.
Marie was born Sept. 24, 1961, in Fairbanks, where she attended elementary and middle school. She then moved with her family to Oregon, where she completed high school and entered college at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She returned to Fairbanks in 1982 and began employment with the Alaska Department of Public Safety. In 1997, she moved to the Kenai Peninsula and in 2002, to Anchorage, where she was employed with the Department of Law until her untimely passing.
Marie enjoyed camping and fishing, especially with her friend, Bob. She loved crafts and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was also very fond of her cat, Sabine.
"Marie was known for her kind and gentle manner," her family recalled. "She was very devoted to her family and had a heart for Christ. She was loved by all who came in contact with her."
She is survived by her father and mother, Ted and Christine Niemiec of Fairbanks; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew Niemiec and Sharon Walsh of Anchorage; brother and sister-in-law, John and Kristen Niemiec of California; sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Mark Hillenbrand of Oregon; sister and brother-in-law, Renee and Steve Bear of Soldotna; nieces and nephews, Molly Niemiec, Brian and Danielle Hillenbrand, Megan, Chase, Amanda, Allison and Nathan Bear; grandmother, Lottie Brendal of Chicago; loving aunts, uncle and cousins; and her loving companion, Bob Vierck of Soldotna.
Friends may send condolences and memories to [email protected]
Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 13, 2008