Ann M. <I>Niemi</I> Lardie

Ann M. Niemi Lardie

Alger County, Michigan, USA
Death 24 Nov 2002 (aged 92)
Monument, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial Mapleton, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 15390714 · View Source
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MONUMENT, Colo. - Ann Marie Lardie, 92, died in Monument, Colo., on Nov. 24, 2002.
Ann was born near Munising, on May 17, 1910, and lived in Michigan for most of her life. Ann was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and was very proud of her Finnish heritage. She spoke Finnish until she started school where she learned to speak English. Education was always very important to her. Ann moved to Detroit and received a diploma in registered nursing from Grace Hospital. Ann was married on Feb. 14, 1942, to Anthony Lardie who preceded her in death.
Ann held a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. She was a public health nurse from 1935 to 1947 and also worked for The Michigan League for Nursing as nursing coordinator from 1960 to 1972. She taught health career classes for Wayne Community College from 1972 to 1974.
After she retired in 1979 she moved to Traverse City. She lived there until her move to Colorado in May of 2001, to be close to her family. She loved Traverse City and we often said she should be on its chamber of commerce. When in her 80s, she would walk downtown several times a week to shop and do her banking.
Ann is survived by her son, Henry (Dorothy) Lardie of Monument, Colo., and her daughter, Susan (David) Smith of Black Forest, Colo.; four grandchildren: Tony Lardie and Hillary Lardie of Monument, Colo., Chris (Anjelica) Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jeremy (Sara) Smith of State College, Pa.; and by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers Tom, Charles, Eero and Ray Niemi; and by two sisters, Ella Niemi and Aune Matson.
A memorial service celebrating her life was held Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Pinecrest Chapel in Palmer Lake, Colo. Anna's ashes will be buried in Mapleton Cemetery on Old Mission Peninsula on June 21, 2003.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann M. Niemi Lardie (17 May 1910–24 Nov 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15390714, citing Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Mapleton, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Alanna (contributor 46857872) .