We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cane Funeral Home
Donna Niemi, age 82, of Mass City, Michigan, passed away on July 20th, 2022, after a brief illness.
She was born on January 31,1940 in Muskegon Michigan and graduated from Muskegon High School. She married Wayne Niemi on July 31,1992 in L’Anse, Michigan. Donna was the elementary school secretary for over thirty years at Baraga Area Schools, retiring in July 2000.
Donna loved reading and listening to books, one of her favorite authors was Joyce Meyer. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy, sports and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. Donna belonged to her church quilting group, whom she called ‘sisters’. Donna loved spending time with family and friends and will be missed by all.
Donna is survived by her children; Thomas Pawlowski, Jill (David) Riley, David (Nancy) Pawlowski and Kristine Pawlowski and stepdaughter Jennifer (Mike) Eacker. Grandchildren: Eric, Sam, Corey, Jaelyn, Tony, Donna Beth, Nikolas, Emma, Paige, Logan and numerous great-grandchildren.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Honer and Helen Medema, husband, Wayne Niemi, brother, Lee Medema, sister, Diane Medema and son, Peter Pawlowski.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 13,2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mass City, Michigan, with visitation from 10:00am - 11:00am and service to follow at 11:00am, officiated by Pastor Paul Welshonse. A luncheon will take place following the service, in the church basement. Interment will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Greenland, following the luncheon, for immediately family.
Memorials may be sent to PO Box 131, Mass City, Michigan, 49948.
The family of Donna Niemi wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dave and Amber Tembruell, Christine and Ken Raisanen, Mary Lukkarila, Elsa Beale, Sue Buchan, Joan Antilla, Heidi Held, her quilting sisters and all her church family and friends.