Thomas Niemi

Thomas Niemi, a 65-year-old Grayslake resident, passed away at home Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013.  He was born in Waukegan on November 6, 1947 to the now late Leo and Betty Niemi.  Thomas served his country proudly as a U.S. Marine.  He graduated from Waukegan High School in 1965, and then from Illinois State University in 1969 with his Bachelor’s degree.  Thomas was a member of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Grayslake for 38 years, and was a systems analyst for Hollister, Inc. in Libertyville, retiring after 26 years.  He is survived by his wife Margie {nee Windhorn} Niemi; his daughters Lynnese Niemi and Dana (Chad) Scott; his grandchildren Isaac Thomas and Marina Grace Scott; his brother-in-law Roger (D’Ana) Windhorn; his nieces and nephews Todd (Diane) Brinkman, Tammy (Howard) Hilby, Cheryl (Todd) Zoellner, Thomas (Ronda) Brinkman, Cory (Marilyn) Windhorn, Jami Windhorn, and Molly Windhorn, as well as 15 great-nieces and great-nephews.  His sister DeLee Brinkman, brother-in-law Todd Brinkman, and aforementioned parents preceded him in death.  Friends of the family may join them for memorial visitation on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL  60030 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.  The memorial service will commence at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 285 Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lestgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

5 Responses to Thomas Niemi

  • mike n jim nims says:

    Our prayers are with the family

  • Mark and Jeanne Weiss says:

    Praying for you. Too snowy to travel but we wish we could be there with you today.

  • James Pilon says:

    My condolences to the family…Tom and I were friends in HS…,learned of his passing through the class site today ….

  • Gerrie (Smith) Ludas says:

    I just found out about Tom’s passing. My sympathies to his wife, children & family. Tom hung out with my late husband Michael (Mike) Ludas in high school. In fact, he was in Michaels 1956 chevy on 7/19/1964 and asked me & my friend if need a ride home. That was the beginning of my long life with Michael, sadly he also passed away 10/01/2011. Tom, Mike & I scooped loop etc many times in Waukegan. I was glad to have gotten to meet his family yrs ago when they visited us in Salem, WI. Again, I am sorry to hear of your loss of Tom.

    Gerrie Ludas

    • James Pilon says:

      Sorry to hear ofikes passing also…went to school with him and you … Hard to remember everybody …but when I get one of these it all comes back ….I m not that far away in Escanaba MI from IOU at the moment …..TRYING to get out of here and the cold as soon as I can sell my home ….again…my condolences on Mike ….