Obit: Niemi, Edythe (1912 - 2003)
----Source: Bower Family Records
OWEN - Edythe Melinda Niemi, 91, of the town of Longwood, died Oct. 28, 2003, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Longwood. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. There will be no visitation. Maurina Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Edythe was born May 16, 1912, in Arthur, N.D., to Lenard and Mabel (Farnham) Bower. She and William Niemi were married Nov. 26, 1930, in Chicago. He died Dec. 28, 1998. She retired in 1974 as manager of the Greenwood Telephone Co.
She is survived by her children, William (Vera) Niemi, Gurnee, Ill., Richard (Lois) Niemi, Milan, and Shirley Anne (Walter) Kangas, Owen; brothers and sisters, Albert Bower, Owen, Harry (Ellen) Bower, New Port Rickey, Fla., Leroy (Reba) Bower, Eufaula, Okla., and Lorabel Reynolds, Holiday, Fla.; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
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