Yvonne Nieman

Yvonne H. Nieman, 78 of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born March 7, 1936 in Monroe to Harold and Mildred (Zilke) Koster.

She graduated from Dundee High School in 1954 and attended what is now Washtenaw Community College.

Yvonne married Kenneth Nieman in Sylvania, Ohio on June 29, 1956.

She started her career in health care as a nurses’ aide at Herrick Hospital. After becoming a licensed practical nurse, she worked for a number of years at Bixby Medical Center, the Dialysis Center, and Herrick Manor. She was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church. Yvonne loved the outdoors and enjoyed bicycling and camping with the Passport of America Club.  She also loved animals.

In addition to Ken, her husband of 58 years, she is survived by their children, Kenneth (Jane) Nieman of California and Beth Nieman of Saline; and grandchildren, Chelsea and Ali Nieman. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ardon.

Memorial services took place at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Deerfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Sam Pooley officiating. Contributions in memory of Yvonne may be made to the Deerfield United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel where online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.