Daniel Matthew Niemi “Beano” passed away December 24th 2020 at the GMCF in Wakefield due to complications from COVID. "Beano" was born May 21st 1937 in Wakefield, son of Axel and Jennie Niemi. He graduated from Bergland High school where he was an outstanding athlete. He served two years in the Army 1960 to 1962’
On April 15th 1972 he married Ardis BeBee. She preceded him in death on August 20th 2014.
“Beano” worked at White Pine Copper in the smelter as well as doing woods work. He is survived by brothers David (LaVonne) Niemi, Bergland, MI. and Leonard (Gloria) Johnson, Merriweather, MI. nieces and nephews David (Jacquie) son Hunter Niemi, Ironwood, MI; ; Pamela (Jason) daughter Samantha Partin, South Lyon, MI.; Deborah Niemi, International Falls MN.: Shane (Abby) sons Trey and Ty Johnson, Davison, MI.; Jennifer (Erik) children Maddie and Rowan Bonifas Madison WI.;. as well as an extended family from his wife’s first marriage.
He enjoyed gardening and managing his wood pile. His favorite story was that when he picked berries from the garden the very young neighbor grand children would come over and ask for “Beanoberries”
The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and caretakers at Gogebic Medical Care Facility along with Dr. Rocco for his care during the past 2 years.
Due to the COVID restrictions there will be no funeral gathering at this time. A celebration of life will be held in the spring A spring burial will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery in Bergland.
The Cane Funeral Home of Ontonagon is assisting the family with arrangements.
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