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Sharon Kay Alaspa Niemi
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1957
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 2004
Hoyt Lakes
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, MN) - November 23, 2004
SERVICES: A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bauman-Vermilion Funeral Chapel in Tower. The Rev. LeRoy Holmes will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at the Waasa Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower. To share an online remembrance of Sharon, please see

Sharon Kay Niemi, 47, of Embarrass, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at her sisters home after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 16, 1957, to Raymond Clayton and Violet Lorraine (Marsyla) Alaspa in Virginia. She attended school in Embarrass until its closing and graduated from Babbitt High School in 1976. She completed her certification as a nursing assistant in Ely, First Responder Certification from Fortune Bay, and was currently working on her EMT certification. Sharon married Ted Niemi on April 30, 1993, in Virginia. She worked at Fortune Bay as a room inspector. Sharon was previously married to Richard Schroeder and had remained close to his loving family. She was an animal lover, especially to her St. Bernards, Harley and Carley, and her cat, Sissy. Sharon enjoyed fishing, was an avid gardener, loved her trips to the casino, 1970s rock concerts, and Vikings games. She was a member of the Worlds Greatest Grandmothers Club.

She is survived by her husband, Ted of Embarrass; four children, Kevin (Amy) Schroeder of Biwabik, Georgina (Ricky Leigh) Schroeder of Elkhorn, Ken., Martin Schroeder of Biwabik, and Catherine Kay Schroeder of Biwabik; three grandchildren, Brody and Kali Schnieder of Elkhorn, Ken., and Logan Schroeder of Biwabik; father, Raymond Alaspa of Embarrass; sister, Peggy (Marvin) Benjamin of Hoyt Lakes; two brothers, Kevin (Diane) Alaspa of Aurora and Keith (Angel) Alaspa of Silver Bay; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Violet, on March 6, 1994; her sister, Georgine Alaspa, in 1967; and her grandparents.

Author: Staff Writer
Copyright 2004 Mesabi Daily News, American Consolidated Media. All rights reserved. 
Waasa Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Dec 22, 2011
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Sharon Kay <i>Alaspa</i> Niemi
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